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    Student Organizations

    The Hamline women’s studies program sponsors a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including these student organizations:

    Women’s Resource Center

    Established in 1983, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC), is a place for Hamline women and men to get together to work toward making the world a better place for everyone. The purpose of the WRC is to focus on non-partisan social and intellectual action and educational programming directed toward the issues of women’s health, children and family, careers and internships, as well as to further education about current social topics relating to women. The WRC serves as a resource base to meet the needs of women on campus and to educate the university on the contributions of women to society.

    Some of the activities sponsored by the WRC include the celebration of Women’s History Month; domestic violence awareness; eating disorders awareness; body image discussion group; safer sex kits and condom distribution; coffee talks on topics such as women and cancer, alternative birthing options, and women and sexuality; as well as sponsoring all-campus lectures on topics such as men ending rape. The WRC also houses a small lending library that can be used by members.        

    The WRC is located in Drew Science 118-A.

    Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

    The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) is a campus chapter of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Hamline’s chapter of FMLA was founded in 2000 and works to demonstrate the principles of the Feminist Majority Foundation and to enhance feminist community on campus. Some of the activities sponsored by FMLA include the annual “Womyn’s Cabaret” celebration of women artists and musicians; International Women’s Day activities; feminist film nights; and Women and Wellness Week.

    Women’s Leadership Retreat

    The Hamline University Women’s Leadership Retreat brings together experienced and emerging women campus leaders from each class rank to learn skills of leadership, self-care, and community building. The retreat includes a four-day program of reflection activities, a two-day off-campus retreat, and reflection activities designed to promote social consciousness, self-awareness, and leadership skills in emerging women student leaders. During the retreat, participants begin a life-long journey of self-nurturance and leadership development.