The Women's League

League entrance on the mall

When women first arrived on campus, many felt isolated from their male classmates and found it difficult to form friendships while being an active part of the University community. However, when more women enrolled at U-M, female students began to form their own organizations. It wasn’t until 1890 that students first saw a need for an umbrella governing organization for women on campus. Other prominent schools were creating their own Leagues for women before Michigan did. The Women’s League became the governing body for women and actively sought to promote womanhood on campus.