Women’s Resources Center

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Since its founding in 2009, the Women’s Resources Center has been committed to supporting women students, while catalyzing the development of their personal and professional selves. Staff are committed to supporting and actualizing liberation in all aspects of the Center’s work, striving for greater equity, retention, advancement, and empowerment of women students, staff, and faculty.

The mission of the Women's Resources Center is to improve the campus climate for women students, which we do by developing and implementing programs that address social issues through an intersectional lens. We work collaboratively with individuals and groups to identify personal, social, economic and political issues that adversely affect women, and offers support through advocacy, education, financial awards, and social action. 

The Center also serves as the designated provider of Confidential Advising services, offering advocacy and support services to students, faculty, and staff of all genders who have experienced sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, and/or dating/domestic violence). Our service hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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COVID (Fall) Updates

The Women's Resources Center has returned to in-person operations as of August 2020. We want to reassure you that students, staff, and faculty in need of confidential advising services related to sexual assault and harassment, stalking, sexual exploitation, and abuse within a relationship (and their support persons) are still able to access services through the Women’s Resources Center with the following modifications:

  • In-person services are available Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Phone/virtual advocacy and support for new, past, or currently-served clients and their support person(s) is available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • To schedule a free confidential advising appointment: Call (217) 333-3137 or email womenscenter@illinois.edu (or your Confidential Advisor for current/past clients) from a safe number or email account. Please note email is not a confidential form of communication, and should only be used for scheduling purposes. 

For free after hours (and 24/7) confidential support, call the RACES Hotline (for sexual assault and stalking) at (217) 384-4444 or the Domestic Violence Hotline at (877) 384-4390.  These resources and more can be accessed at wecare.illinois.edu. We also invite you to visit the WRC's COVID-19 Statement for more information about WRC changes during the pandemic.

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