In the fall of 2014, the Moore Center for Gender Equity moved its office from the Martin Institute to Duffy 229 in order to be better situated with other academic offices on campus. The office is home to books on gender and sexuality studies and archival pieces from past campaigns and events; it is also used as both a meeting spot and a safe space for community members on campus.

In the past few years, the Moore Center has held numerous, well-attended programs on campus, including a presentation by author and sociologist Michael Kimmel, dialogue discussions, and a screening of The Hunting Ground documentary. It has also collaborated with other members of the Stonehill community on events such as hosting the Guerrilla Girls, organizing the internationally-known event Take Back the Night, and bringing the White House initiative It’s On Us to campus.  

The Moore Center serves to provide:

  • a welcoming space for every student to engage and discuss gender issues
  • opportunity for students to look at societal issues through programming
  • special attention to the way gender identities intertwine with additional identities such as race, nationality, class, religion, physical and mental ability, and issues of positional power
  • an outlet to discuss the sociopolitical influences on our construct of gender
  • a meeting space where clubs and organizations who are actively addressing issues of gender can hold meetings and discussion events

About our Name

The Moore Center is named after MaryAlice Conley Moore (1919-1993), the founder of Stonehill's Chemistry Department. Dr. Moore came to Stonehill College in 1956 with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Dr. Moore served as the Chair of Stonehill's Chemistry Department for twenty years. Reestablished in 2006, the Moore Center is open to students of all gender identities, and all individuals are encouraged to utilize the space or attend weekly discussion and programming meetings.