Women's Spirituality Groups

The Sisterhood of Heartfelt and Empowerment (SHE) and Rise with Delight

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Women at UP may choose from 2 different opportunities to explore their identifies and relationships as women.


Through the Sisterhood of Heartfelt Empowerment (SHE), all-female small groups of 8-10 students meet weekly and 2 female mentors meet with the group 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 barsotti@up.edu or 503.943.7463
  • Staci Wade-Hernandez (Health and Counseling Center) at wadehern@up.edu or 503.943.7134

Rise with Delight

Rise with delight was started by a group of students in 2016. This group utilizes materials from a national women's faith-sharing progam called delight. For more information, please contact Beth Barsotti at barsotti@up.edu


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