The Women's Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a supportive space for the Hamline community to work toward creating a more equitable, socially just, and violence-free world for all women and create greater gender equity through programming, academic and community engagement, and direct resources.
The WRC aims to create a more equitable, socially just, and violence-free world for all women by:
- Providing resources that improve the health and wellbeing of all women
- Educating students, staff, and faculty about urgent feminist issues
- Advocating for a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community
- Supporting the advancement of all women at Hamline, in our community, and in the workplace
In everything we do, we strive to uphold our five core values:
- Holistic health
- Intersectional education
- Ethical advocacy
- Feminist leadership
- Commitment to community
The WRC also provides free menstrual and sexual health supplies to Hamline students in collaboration with Counseling and Health Services and Hamline Student Congress. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to join us and access our services.
Visit us in Anderson 320, and learn more about the WRC staff, our mission and history, and programs below. Stay updated on upcoming WRC programs and events on Facebook and Instagram at @HUWomensResourceCenter; join us on Presence; and sign up for our weekly newsletter.
Programs and events
We provide a range of opportunities to connect throughout the academic year. From small group discussions to campus-wide rallies, we're confident you'll find something for you!
- Take Back the Campus
- Feminist Film Series
- Feminist Fridays
- Women's Leadership Retreat (with SALD)
We love partnering with other offices and organizations. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in a collaboration. In addition to partnering with other office son campus, we partner with student organizations as well as off-campus partners like Advocates for Human Rights and Breaking Free.
Menstrual and sexual health resources
The WRC is dedicated to making our resources available to every student who needs them. That's why everything is free for Hamline students.
We provide a variety of menstrual and sexual health supplies, including urinary tract infection (UTI) tests, emergency contraception, and options for people with allergies and sensitivities.
Our office in Anderson 320 is fully stocked, and we have small paper bags to package your supplies if you'd like to be discreet. To request an item we don't have stocked, visit us or email us at email@example.com.
- Menstrual cups and menstrual cup sterilizers
- Reusable cloth pads (all sizes)
- Pads and underwear liners (all sizes)
- Tampons (all absorbancies, with and without applicators)
- Chlorine-free and organic options
- Condoms (latex and non-latex, flavored and unflavored)
- Internal condoms
- Dental dams
- Lube (flavored and unflavored)
- Pregnancy tests
- UTI tests
- Emergency contraception (use our request form)
If you need something when our office is closed, there are limited supplies available in the following places:
- In or outside the following offices and spaces:
- Counseling and Health Services
- Commuter Lounge (West Hall Basement)
- Outside the following restrooms on campus, including:
- Sorin Hall: Outside first floor bathrooms
- Bush Memorial Library: Outside CASA bathrooms
- GLC: Outside first floor bathrooms
- Drew Fine Arts: In the hall outside the single stall bathroom in the music practice wing
- Drew Science: Outside second floor bathrooms
- Robbins Science: Outside the bathrooms in the basement
- East Hall: Outside first floor bathrooms
- Bush Center: Outside first floor bathrooms (through door towards the gym)
- Klas Center: Outside first floor women’s bathroom
- Walker Field house: Outside first floor bathrooms
- Drew Hall: Near first floor women’s bathroom at the main entrance
- In or outside the following offices and spaces:
Sexual violence prevention
We have resources to help you identify unwanted sexual behaviors, understand your rights as a survivor, and access support as you heal from trauma. We also have resources to help secondary survivors (including partners, family, and friends) learn how to support a loved one who has experienced sexual violence. While we are not a confidential campus resource, our staff is here to listen and support you.
We believe everyone deserves to feel safe. If you've been sexually assaulted, get help now.
If you are unsafe or in crisis and need immediate assistance, please contact Hamline Public Safety at 651-523-2100, Counseling and Health Services at 651-523-2204, or call 911. There are also several 24-hour crisis lines listed below
Student activists created the WRC in 1983. Its earliest role was to address the needs of women at Hamline, largely through educating the campus community about issues related to women's rights. Although the WRC has changed in structure and administration since its creation, our vision remains the same: To provide a safe space for the Hamline community to learn about and advocate for gender equity.
For over 35 years, the WRC's student and faculty leadership have worked tirelessly toward gender equity. Every year, the WRC facilitates educational programming and co-curricular activities on gender-based issues; offers service-learning projects, internships, and leadership experiences to students; collaborates with on- and off-campus organizations to enrich the Hamline community; and provides a range of resources and supplies to help students meet their basic needs.
Past WRC activities include:
- Reading and discussion groups
- Community service projects
- Guest speakers
- Garment fundraisers and donation drives
- Women's History Month celebrations
- Special events, including Take Back the Campus
Each year, we have a limited number of work study positions available. Student workers are responsible for a range of tasks, including staffing the office (and hosting virtual hours); restocking supplies; fostering relationships with orgs, offices, and programs on- and off-campus; conducting research; creating educational materials; posting to social media; and developing and leading programming and events. Students typically work between two to five hours per week, depending on funding.
In both semesters, we host two to three internships for undergraduate students. Most internships are project based unless we have a particular need. Previous internships have focused on sexual health, public health communication, sexual violence prevention, women's athletics, Muslim women, and more. Students can earn LEAP credit ("P") if they're able to meet all requirements set by the Career Development Center. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.
We're always looking for volunteers! Volunteers can work with us as often as they'd like. Some volunteers join us weekly, while others pop in and out throughout the semester. Volunteers are welcome to work on anything student workers and interns do, just on a smaller scale.