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The original Preamble, drafted and adopted 13-16 January 1977 at the Founding Convention held at the University of San Francisco, has, with some changes in 1982, introduced every NWSA Constitution. Although the constitution and the way it articulates NWSA's mission have undergone revision, most recently in 1998, the historical Preamble marks the point of origin.
Founding Preamble: Adopted 1977
We, the delegates to the first convention of the National Women's Studies Association, have met to found an organization designed to further the social, political, and professional development of women's studies throughout the country, at every educational level and in …