Women's Resource Center
COVID-19 Update - In-Person Operations Resumed!
The WRC is operating In-Person for the Fall 2021 Semester! Stop by our center 10am-6pm Monday through Thursday, or 10am-4pm on Fridays and receive a tour of the space and our amenities. We are still offering virtual programming, but have returned to primarily in-person events and holding space for you full-time on campus. We hope to see you soon!
The WRC serves womxn and all people who face gender-based oppression. Through an intersectional feminist lens, the WRC offers leadership opportunities, the Brave Project (a training on sexual violence prevention), educational and healing events that address gender justice, and the Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) program which serves incoming first-year students interested in feminism. The WRC also supports Pregnant and Parenting Students through a monthly newsletter and is home to a Womxn in STEM support group hosting study sessions, peer-supported social spaces, and faculty-led lectures on increasing equity and access to the field for gender-minoritized students.
Why a Womxn’s Center?
We use the spelling “womxn” to acknowledge that womxn have been traditionally understood through their relationships to “men” and to challenge this. This spelling of womxn is also to intentionally signal that our space serves gender-oppressed people who may or may not be women - specifically, transgender men, non-binary people, gender nonconforming people, genderqueer people, two-spirit people, and femmes, while acknowledging that not all of these groups identify with the term “womxn.” All people are welcome to our center and we hope everyone can find community in our space, regardless of their gender identity. Along with this, it is important for us to acknowledge that mainstream feminism has too often been racist and transphobic, prioritizing the needs and viewpoints of white cisgender womxn. In our space, we strive to challenge racism, anti-Blackness, and trans-exclusion and center the needs of our most marginalized community members.