• Mission and History

    Mission

    The mission of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is to work toward a more equitable and socially just world for women. To do this work, the WRC:

    • Promotes the equitable treatment and advancement of women on campus, in the community, and in the workplace
    • Facilitates exploration of feminist issues from intentionally intersectional perspectives
    • Provides resources and access to resources that improve the holistic health, safety, and well-being of women and their allies
    • Fosters a safe, collaborative community to develop feminist values and leadership skills

    History

    The Women's Resource Center (WRC) was created by student activists in 1983 to meet the needs of women on campus. Since its creation, the WRC has provided a social and intellectual space for people of all gender identities and expressions to advocate for gender equity. The WRC always has offered co-curricular activities and educational programming on women's issues, provided service-learning, internships, and leadership experiences for undergraduates, and collaborated across organizations and programs to enrich the campus community.

    Past WRC activities include reading and discussion groups, film series, community service projects, guest speakers, "coffee talks," garment drives and fundraisers, celebration of Women’s History Month and other months of relevance, and special events such as the Take Back the Campus rally.