History and Purpose
What We Do
The purpose of the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) is to serve as an advisory council to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to women faculty, staff, and students at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
CCSW monitors the status of women on the UNO campus and recommends ways of improving that status. The Commission is comprised of volunteers from the faculty, staff, and students, and serves more than 15,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff.
What are Some Disadvantages Women Face in the Workplace?
- Women are paid less than men for the same work
- Women may lose employment because they are pregnant
- Not having access to safe and affordable child care
- Not receiving full credit for their contributions
- Facing sexual harassment
- Women's ideas are not taken seriously
Making Improvements for over 40 Years
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women has performed many initiatives in its history, including:
- Recognizing organizations in the Omaha community for promoting the status of women
- Presenting an annual award to faculty or staff to recognize outstanding achievement in promoting the status of women at UNO
- Supporting voter registration efforts on campus
- Creating a fundraising campaign to support the Employee Loan Fund available for UNO employees during a time of financial hardship
- Collaborating with other on-campus organizations and groups that support women's issues or campus-wide needs
- Arranging activities and programs that bring awareness of women's issues to the campus community
- Presenting an award to an undergraduate student in recognition for improving the status of women or gender issues or have academic excellence in fields in which women are underrepresented
- Supporting initiatives on campus that bring balance to individuals in the UNO learning community
- Supporting the establishment of daycare facilities for students, faculty, and staff
- Identifying pay inequities between male and female faculty
- Initiating and implementing a program to combat sexual harassment on campus
- Encouraging the development of a family leave policy
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