Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)

The UofL COSW Cohort Report created by the Representation, Recruitment, and Retention Committee is now available.


Welcome to the Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) website. COSW (COH-swah) serves as the President’s chief policy advisory group for faculty and staff gender equity! As current Chair and Vice Chair, we invite you to review and explore how COSW positively influences the lives of women and families in their faculty and staff roles at the University of Louisville.

We look forward to continuing our work to improve the lives of women across the University.

Heather Fox, COSW Chair
Michelle Rodems, COSW Vice Chair

Fox. Rodems

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Registration is now open for the August Femme Forward featuring Cherie Dawson-Edwards.

Save the date and share broadly. Wednesday, August 31 at 10:00am - 11:00am.

About COSW

In August of 1993, U of L’s President, Dr. Donald Swain, appointed the Task Force on the Status of Women to assess the status of women faculty and staff at the university and recommend changes to improve that status.

Learn more about COSW in our video.

Commission on the Status of Women (COSW)

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292


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