CWEST Alumni Network

Cincinnati Women in Excellence and Spirit Together

Cincinnati Women in Excellence and Spirit Together (CWEST) is a women’s honorary that was established by Men of METRO in 1979.

Our organization selects new members in the fall and spring quarters who exemplify CWEST's four pillars: scholarship, spirit, sincerity and leadership. This selection process is called tapping. Each new member, a CWESTepede, receives a pin and a rose. The rose is the CWEST symbol of spirit.

During the annual red Rose Banquet, a CWEST Woman of the Year is named and CWEST also honors four undergraduate women with the Red Rose Pillar Awards.

Our mission is to:

  • Promote the reconnection of CWEST members for networking and sharing UC spirit
  • Support fundraising initiatives for CAN and CWEST activities
  • Serve as a touchpoint to maintain a current CWEST alumni database.

We are looking for alumni to serve as members of the alumni board, and are always updating CWEST alumni contact information in our database.

If you are a CWEST alum and interested in getting in touch or involved, please contact: Kat Crumley or Christina Mayhaus.