Thursday Lunch Lecture Series

The Shaw Center host a lunch almost every Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm.  Various students, professors, alumni, and faculty take turns presenting on issues and topics pertaining to women today.  Lunch is provided and all are welcome.

Multicultural Expo

Held each fall, this event honors and celebrates the diverse cultural backgrounds of the STH student body. This year the AHSC Multicultural Expo took place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 5:30-7:30pm in STH 325.

Women in the World Conference

Held each spring, this national preaching event offers women the opportunity to hear other women preach, as well as attend workshops on preaching and worship. Nationally recognized bishops, teachers, artists, and theologians serve as primary leadership. For more information on the Women in the World celebration, contact the Shaw Center.

Spiritual Growth & Stress Support Group

This group is open to all students interested in self-care and spiritual renewal, and provides a confidential, safe, and comfortable space to support each other through personal and academic adjustment, as well as the process of vocational discernment. The group is led by Rev. Dr. Choi, a licensed practitioner from the Danielsen Institute, and Shaw Center staff. If you have questions about the Stress Support Group, feel free to drop by STH 320 or email us at

Celebrating Anna

A yearly recognition of Anna Howard Shaw is held on or near her birthday (February 14) through the giving of Valentines in tribute to those who emulate Anna’s ministry, and a celebration or worship service at Boston University. In 1997, the 150th anniversary of Shaw’s birth was filled with a variety of events commemorating and celebrating women’s contributions to society. For a copy of the most recent worship service, please see A Service of Recognition and Remembrance for Anna Howard Shaw.

Student Activities

Under student leadership, the Shaw Center supports women’s discussion groups, fall and spring retreats, workshops, presentation/movie series, and worship services. The Center also provides a comfortable and practical gathering place for students with coffee, tea, a microwave oven, couches, and lively conversation.