Empowerment Center

Women's Center

The SAC Empowerment Center offers comprehensive educational supportive and retention services in a one-stop environment for both students and the community.

Services are provided for women and non-traditional students including single parents, displaced homemakers, first-generation college students, residents of public housing, dislocated workers, and other individuals needing support to succeed in a college environment. 

A wide range of services are offered to students on the departments caseload including academic advisement, childcare referrals, parenting support programs, workshops, educational re-entry services, community resource referrals, leadership development programs for women, scholarship resources, GED services, outreach conferences and other special programming. 

Empowerment Center Services are available:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Empowerment Center Advisors Office Hours:
Monday-Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Empowerment Center
Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at MLC 1st floor
Saturday 9 a.m. -1 p.m.  at MLC 1st floor

 *Limited advising on Wednesday from 1 - 5 p.m. due to Group Advising 


Our department is the recipient of the following local, state, and national awards:   

  • 2015  NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award    
  • 2015 Finalist, Excelencia in Education Award   
  • 2014  STAR Award, Texas Coordinating Board – GED to College Transition Program  
  • 2007  STAR Award - Texas Coordinating Board – Parent Child Program  
  • 2006  Model Program Award, American Association of Women In Higher Education    
  • 2003 Alamo Workforce Development Board Award for Excellence Through Innovation