Women and Family Programs

Women and family logo used for branding, large W an F in brown.

Dependents programming has its own logo with an elephant and camo background.

Women veterans programing logo is a boot and a heal mirrored next to eachother.

Women & Family Programs 

Women & Family Programs is comprised of differing programs that serve the Women Veteran, military family, and military-connected student population. The goal of this program is to create an environment where the population we serve is able to feel welcomed while also having a safe space to connect with their peers, the VRC, and campus. 

Dependent’s Declassified: Discussions and Activities 

Previously known as Dependents Talk – Dependent’s Declassified is a program designed to provide Dependents and Military-Connected students a safe space to gather amongst themselves to freely share their experiences of being a spouse, child, or any other familial relationship to a military member. Within this program, discussions and activities occur consecutively, where discussions focus on four main pillars that fall under BRAT – Born, Raised, Adaptive & Trained.

Women For Women 

Women for Women fosters a presence and community of women who come from different walks of life, all pursuing education and success. This program is designed to provide resources, as well as emotional and educational support to all women, regardless of military affiliation or where they are in their personal or professional life. 

Annual Events

Women Veterans in Higher Education Conference

Every year, the VRC Women and Family Programs holds a community conference for Women Veterans who are looking to attend college, who are current college students, or who would like to connect to Women Veterans as peers, mentors or service providers. It is an opportunity for Women Veterans to gather, meet, and share their stories in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Dependents Appreciation Banquet

Calling all graduating Dependents and Military-Connected students! This annual event is held during the Month of the Military Child (April) was established in 2023 to celebrate and commemorate the accomplishments of our Dependent and Military-Connected student population, as well as their contributions to the VRC and their experiences at CSUF. All graduates and their families are invited and encouraged to attend.

Group shot from womens conference 2023.

A celebration for graduating dependents was hosted at the TSU in 2023.

Dependents community had a yoga session as a community build event.

During the semester discussion talks are hosted for dependents.

Female veterans got together to go on a hike together.