Bunny Sandler

AAC&U Congratulates Bernice Sandler on Induction into National Women's Hall of Fame

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:00

Bernice "Bunny" Sandler, a Title IX advocate and founding director of AAC&U's Program on the Status and Education of Women (PSEW), was among those inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on October 13. From 1971 to 1991, Bunny directed PSEW, the first national project on the status of women in higher education within a national higher education association. Bunny also founded AAC&U's periodical, On Campus with Women, which was published from 1971-2013. Among her many significant accomplishments, Sandler published the first set of papers on women of color in higher education; the first national report on sex discrimination in collegiate athletics; the first report on the “chilly climate,” a term the project invented; and the first report issuing guidelines for faculty search committees to help them identify whether applicants would be strong advocates for women.