The Bairnwick Women's Center


The Bairnwick Women's Center is a student-led movement that seeks to educate and to empower the Sewanee Community by promoting social justice, equality, and voice. We seek to celebrate and challenge notions of traditional understandings of gender and sexuality in our community. 





We work through an inclusive and dynamic feminist framework that celebrates diversity and respects differences. We refuse to accept sexist, homophobic, racist, classist, and other discriminatory behavior and practices on our campus. We serve the campus as an alternative to traditionally "male" models of leadership, thought, and participation.

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We believe that peer support is an essential component of campus life and have implemented an informal system to accommodate that role. We've set up an informal "on call" system in which the phone number and name of one trained peer will be posted on this site and our Instagram (@bairnwick_womenscenter). Our role as peer support can only extend so far, but you can expect to talk with compassionate individuals who will empathize, communicate, and listen. Residents will seek to meet you where you are and provide you with information to seek out any additional resources. If you want to chat, click "Let's Chat" on the bottom right of this page! You are not alone; we are here for you. 

Need a Pregnancy Test?

Peer Supporter of the day calendar: 


Pregnancy tests can be bought at the Wellness Center. People who are in need of a pregnancy test but cannot access one can call or text the Peer Supporter of the Day. They can be found and contacted through @bairnwick_womenscenter on Instagram and We can provide you with a pregnancy test free of charge. 


  • LiveSafe: LiveSafe is a mobile safety app for the University's community; it empowers students, University employees, and campus visitors to take charge of their own safety and to look out for those around them with confidential and anonymous reporting capabilities.  Please click the LiveSafe link for more information.

  • In-Person: Deans of Student's office at (931) 598-1229 or, after hours, (931) 598-1111 to report an incident and to learn more about school disciplinary options.  You can also contact any other Faculty or Staff member or Residence Life Staff Member.



Need Emergency Contraception?

Call the University Wellness Center to make an appointment with the nurse. 



  • University Health Services: 931-598-1270

  • University Wellness Center Counseling and Psychological Services: 931-598-1325; ProtoCall used after 5pm 

  • ProtoCall: 931-598-1700

  • Title IX Coordinator at Sewanee :  Dr. Gray (

  • Chattanooga Rape Crisis Center: 423-755-2700

  • 24-Hour Sexual Assault Violence Response Team (Nashville): 1-800-879-1999

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673

  • Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital - Sewanee: 931-598-5691





Wick Events

For more information about our events please follow:

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Event Recordings

A Sit-Down with Dr. Selassie
Myth BUSTing with Mindy