The Commission for Women (CFW) was established in the spring of 1974 by a group of 12 volunteers seeking to improve the conditions for women on campus. Over the 42 years of its existence, the CFW has helped form the character and diversity of the UM-Dearborn campus. Through their outreach activities, the CFW have extended links between UM-Dearborn and the metropolitan community. The CFW has also helped nurture and develop many women leaders who have enriched the quality of institutional life. The CFW is one of the longest standing campus organizations.
The CFW provides supplemental professional development funding for faculty and staff, support and collaboration on various campus initiatives, a speaker series, women's professional clothing drives for local social service agencies, and developed the highly successful Susan B. Anthony Campus and Community Awards to honor women on campus and in the community.
The Univeristy of Michigan-Dearborn Commission for Women has the responsibility of providing an advocacy role in issues of concern to women employees of the campus.
The Commission for Women will work toward recognizing and promoting women's professional opportunities and toward providing opportunities for women's personal growth.