Gjerset House


Gjerset House was built in 1897 on High Street. The house is situated southeast of Jenson Noble Hall of Music and east of the Center for the Arts.

Planning and Development

Gjerset House was built as a retirement home for Laur Larsen, the first president of the college. Also named the Peace and Justice House and the Women's Center, the building is now a meeting place for Global Concerns and Diversity groups, along with other student-led groups. The Women's Center provides an environment that enriches the academic, social, physical, and spiritual well-being of area women as well as recognizes the unique and powerful role of women in modern society.


The house is named for Knut Gjerset (1865-1936), former professor of history and Norwegian, whose career at the college spanned the period 1902-36.


Women and Gender Equity House