The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women actively supports the mission of St. Catherine University by affirming the dignity of women and fostering their intellectual and leadership potential.

As a program, the Center coordinates the Women’s Studies major and minor, seeks to integrate scholarship on women across the University curriculum, and provides events and activities focusing on women.

As a catalyst for change, the Center sponsors research and action projects addressing diverse women’s concerns.

As a place, the Center houses unpublished research, books, periodicals, conference reports, and other   information relating to women; provides an environment for women to share ideas; and creates and encourages networks of and for women.