Services for Women &              Non-Traditional Students

Women's Center

What is the service or program?

The Department of Services for Women & Non-Traditional Students (SWANS) consisting of the Women's Center, the Seguir Adelante and Mi CASA  Programs, are located in the Empowerment Center. SWANS offers comprehensive services in a one-stop environment for both students and the community.

Who does this serve?
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. 

What services are available? When? 
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 Services are available:
Monday-Thursday 8am - 7pm  

Appointments with advisors are strongly encouraged via Navigate

Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Monday  10 a.m - 1 p.m
Tuesday  5 p.m -7 p.m
Wednesday 11 a.m - 1 p.m 
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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