Sisterhood of Heartfelt Empowerment

Exploring Identity, Relationships, and Spirituality

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If you're interested in joining SHE, please contact Beth Barsotti in Campus Ministry.

Through the Sisterhood of Heartfelt Empowerment (SHE), all-female small groups of 8-10 students and 2 female mentors meet on a monthly basis. Mentors offer support to participants in accordance with three main values: feeling empowered, living authentic lives, and finding space to explore and integrate information about their identities.

Small groups form at the beginning of the year and require a year-long commitment. Sign-up opportunities are also available mid-year for students joining UP or returning from study abroad.

SHE is possible through a collaboration of the Health and Counseling Center and Campus Ministry and involves many additional collaborators across campus. To receive more information and find out whether SHE might be a good fit for you, please contact:

  • Beth Barsotti (Campus Ministry) at or 503.943.7463
  • Staci Wade-Hernandez (Health and Counseling Center) at or 503.943.7134


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