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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.



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University Center Mailbox Number or File

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Meeting Day
  • Tuesday
Meeting Time

11:00 AM

Meeting Location

University Center next to Starbucks

Meeting Details

What else should people know about your meetings? Do you only meet once a month? Do attendees need to be added to an agenda? Is the location hard to find? If attendees need ADA accommodations, whom should they contact?

We meet bi-weekly on Tuesdays in the University Center, room 116. Meetings begin at 11am and run for less than an hour.

President Name

Nycole Shepherd

President's Phone Number


Campus Advisor Name

Mary Murnik

Campus Advisor Phone



Does your organization have a mission statement, catch phrase, or other marketing description? Information provided here may be used in university publications, websites, or other materials.

"Taking action for women's equality since 1966"

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process. This may include a GPA requirement, try-outs, degree program, etc.

NOW is open to everyone who is dedicated in fighting for equal rights for women.

What do you want people to know about your group?

Why should people join? What makes your group special? What will students gain by being a member?

We are a fun group of people who enjoy community outreach and helping those in need. We focus on a variety of issues and student input is very important to us. By joining, you will get volunteer hours, great experiences and new friends.


Does your group have a fundraising, volunteer, or service initiative? Do you consistently work with a non profit organization?

We are a social justice organization who volunteer frequently and work with organizations in the Big Rapids area. We are working toward Initiative 125 and becoming a 5-star RSO. We are also a safe site for Planned Parenthood of Michigan.

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RSO Status

Good Standing

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Finance Division Status

Finance eligible