Women's Student Services

Women’s Student Services’ (WSS) initial goal is to develop a suite of services and programs aligned with the mission of the division. WSS staff and students will work to engage in a variety of campus and community conversations to develop a mission, core values, guiding learning outcomes and other foundational materials based in feminist theoretical frameworks.


Women’s Student Services (WSS) is committed to:
  • fostering inclusive conversations that explore topics of intersectional feminism
  • building collaborations and coalitions with other student services offices and other departments on campus,
  • supporting all students in working toward an empowering and equitable community for women-identified students at MSU, and
  • aligning with the Division’s quality standards of being respectful, responsive, and resourceful.

WSS will promote and advocate for gender equity at MSU through the engagement, empowerment, and leadership of all students.



With an inclusive and intersectional feminist lens, Women’s Student Services inspires Spartans to grow by developing programs for, advocacy on behalf of, research about, and resources for students who identify as women at MSU. 


Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development Conference 2019
The Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development (WILD) Conference will be held on November 2nd, 2019 from 9:30-4:00 at the MSU Union. The goal of this conference is to promote women’s leadership development as women-identified Spartans. This conference existed previous to the Women’s Resource Center shutting down in 2014, but has since been revived by the new Women’s Student Services department, in the division of Student Affairs & Services. 
For more information, please go to msuwild.wix.com/2019 
To register for the conference, please go to msuwild.eventbrite.com


Contact Us:

Dr. Heather Shea
Director of Womens Student Services
Student Services Building
Office: +1 (517) 355-8286
Fax: +1 (517) 353-5495
Email: hshea@msu.edu
Website: wss.msu.edu
Twitter: @heather_shea
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Gabby Wahla
Graduate Assistant
Womens Student Services
Email: wahlagab@msu.edu
Pronouns: she, her, hers