Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

Throughout March, join the Adelphi community in celebrating the achievements of women throughout history, and honoring their contributions to contemporary society and culture.

Women’s History Month is a chance for our community to take note of the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

Adelphi joins the nation in celebrating women’s accomplishments throughout the month, and our community has women making history today: Dr. Christine M. Riordan is the first woman to hold the position of President, our Executive Leadership is 50% female, and Adelphi is the home of many women academic leaders, educators, researchers, scholars, artists/creative, athletes and students.

Pictured above is Ruth S. Harley (1902-2005), who dedicated her life to helping students achieve their goals—and whose name graces our University Center.

We celebrate transgender women and cisgender women, equally.

Part of celebrating women is recognizing their full, authentic selves. If your preferred name differs from your legal name, learn more about changing your name as it appears in the Adelphi Directory.


“[Perkins] insisted New York politicians visit factories and mines across the state to see the conditions themselves.”—Robert Linné, PhD, professor of education and coauthor of The New York City Triangle Factory Fire (Images of America) Professors Frances Perkins and Annie Marion MacLean, PhD, colleagues in Adelphi College’s fledgling sociology department in the early 20th century,…

Collaborations, Networking, Leadership: How You Can Make a Difference

Adelphi is building a network of support and philanthropy, created by and supported by women. Adelphi's female philanthropists came together to form the Women's Giving Circle. And the Women's Leadership Conference is a yearly networking and career-building event. Join us!
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