The Red Tent Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of college women.

Why the red tent?

The symbolism of the red tent dates back to ancient times in Jacob’s tribe. It is believed that during this nomadic era women gathered in a special tent during menstruation to separate their "impurities" from the rest of the tribe. Within the confines of the tent these women experienced a unique sense of camaraderie, fellowship, community, and support among their mothers, sisters, daughters, and aunts.

How do we help?

The mission of The Red Tent Foundation is to improve the lives of college women, by focusing on emotional health, spirituality, building authentic community, body image and facilitating authentic conversation about being a woman in today’s world. We implement these goals by traveling to college campuses throughout the country and setting up a physical red tent as both a symbol and an event space.


Feminist Action Day Seeks to Empower

On Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chellis House will be holding the Red Tent event, an activity designed to help members of the Middlebury community that identify as female relax and pamper themselves for a day, in the McCullough Social Space.

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