The Women's Faculty Club was founded in 1919 by women faculty and administrative staff at the University of California, Berkeley. These women founders were motivated by a vision of progress and serving the public good. Excluded from the existing men's faculty club they felt a need for a space of their own within which they could flourish. They organized the Club as a non-profit social membership organization and it continues to function that way to this day.
The women founders commissioned, created and paid for their own clubhouse. The beautiful brown shingle building was designed by Campus Architect John Galen Howard and is recognized as a Historic Structure. The Club has continued to serve as a special place for women to gather and learn from each other and for decades has served the entire Cal community - women and men, faculty, staff and alums.
We are the only Women's Faculty Club in the nation with its own building and operate both a hotel and dining facility and social membership organization. The Club includes 24 hotel rooms, Lounge, Board Room and Library. A recent addition is a beautiful outdoor patio with newly constructed ADA access. Public rooms are available for rent by individual and departmental members for special events including business meetings, social gatherings, weddings and memorials.
Lunch is served Monday - Friday throughout the academic year.
The Club hosts several series of events that are open to the campus community - "Arts in the Afternoon," "Academic Lives" and the "Stebbins Piano Series."