First effort for women to enter the College is rejected.
Second effort for women to enter the College is rejected.
Cheerleading squad is formed.
The first club for women, the Co-Ed Club, is founded.
The Zeta Gamma chapter of Chi Omega is the first national sorority on campus.
The first literary club, The Scribblers, is founded.
The first two black women – Carrie Nesbitt Gibb ’72 and Angela Brown Gilchrist ’72 – enroll at the College and are soon joined by Linda Dingle Gadson ’72 and Audrey Dingle Cooper ’72.
Nan Morrison joins the Department of English and becomes the second woman to join the College of Charleston faculty.
Alumnae and preservationists Jane Lucas Thornhill ’46 and Elizabeth Jenkins Young ’39 stop the demolition of a circa-1817 house on the CofC at 6 Green Street by standing in front of the bulldozers. The house is saved and moved to 10 Green Street.
Female presidents for clubs and organizations are elected for the first time in the College’s history: Barbara Handy for the Chrestomathic Society and Trisha Sullivan for the Senior Class.
Owilender Grant becomes the first black faculty member at the College of Charleston, serving as assistant professor of mathematics and director of Upward Bound.
Lucille S. Whipper becomes the first black administrator at the College, serving as director of human relations and assistant to the president.
Joan Cronan becomes the co-ed basketball coach and assistant coach Nancy Wilson starts the volleyball program. In 1976, Wilson becomes the volleyball and basketball coach when Cronan assumes the role of director of women’s athletics. At this time, the College was far ahead of most schools its size in the number of scholarships for women athletes.
Rose Hamm Rowland comes to the College as a mathematics professor and goes on to serve as director of the Governor’s School and the Honors Program from 1988 to 1999, during which time the Honors Program saw tremendous growth – Stern Student Center opens in March, and campus programming includes a celebration of International Women’s Week.
The Women’s and Gender Studies program is launched.
Dale Rosengarten founded the Jewish Heritage Collection in special collections at Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library
Bette Griffith ’56 serves as first female president of the College of Charleston Foundation Board.
Patricia Williams Lessane joins the College as executive director of the College’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. In 2018, she was promoted to associate dean for strategic planning and community engagement.
The women’s and gender studies major is established.
Yes, I’m a Feminist! – an annual celebration of women – is launched.
The women’s golf team claims the CAA championship in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Feminism in Motion, an annual celebration of students’ work on gender and gender-focused projects, is launched.
Jasmine Twitty ’10 becomes one of the youngest judges in South Carolina.
The annual Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit is launched.
No. 8 in the nation for MBA programs with the most women.