Testimonials

Submitted by: Rachel DeChicio

Why did you join the Women of Welch (WOW) Village?

“I joined the Women of Welch Living and Learning Village because as I transitioned to college I wanted to be involved in a close-knit community that I could rely on. Another reason I joined WoW was that it was a way for me to learn about issues I’m passionate about, but not necessarily majoring in.”

What is the benefit of being part of a Living Learning Village?

“I cannot stress enough the support and love I have received from the members of WoW. Living in a community that emphasizes empowerment and building people up has influenced so many aspects of my life and made all the areas it touched better. Being a part of WoW has also enabled me to pursue my interest in humanity focused topics even while being a science major.”

Submitted by: Ben Wendt

Why did you join the Women of Welch Living Learning Village?

“Because I want to empower women and learn about the best ways to support people of all genders.”

What is the benefit of being part of a Living Learning Village?

“It is a great opportunity to learn from a new perspective and join a welcoming and inclusive environment.”

Submitted by: Mikhaila Estwick

Why did you join the Women of Welch (WOW) Village?

“I am passionate about social justice and awareness on topics like diversity and feminism which are integral in the WOW mission statement. I thought that by living here, I could surround myself with a community of driven like-minded women, who enjoy having enlightened discussion.”

What is the benefit of being part of a Living Learning Village?

“This is a really great community and even while discussing serious topics we have fun and laugh together. For me, it was almost like an instant group of friends.”

Submitted by: Brianna Potts

Why did you join the Women of Welch (WOW) Village?

“I joined because I went to one event with my friend and fell in love with WOW! Honestly, one of the highlights of my life right now! Everyone is incredibly kind, thoughtful, and fun to hang out with!”

What is the benefit of being part of a Living Learning Village?

“Food is always a good thing but the best benefit, in my opinion, is watching yourself and others grow in their identity within feminism, and finding out how our intersectionality within the different ways we identify ourselves shape us into advocates for equality.”