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Mission

Established in 2009, the Women's Resources Center is responsible for improving the campus climate for womxn and developing and implementing programs that address women's issues and gender-related concerns. To achieve this mission, we:
  • Initiate and sponsor educational and professional development programs for and about womxn;
  • Provide advocacy and support for survivors of sexual misoncduct, and thier support person(s);
  • Assist committees, departments, and offices seeking to enhance opportunities for womxn students;
  • Provide womxn opportunities to recognize, celebrate and strengthen their diversity, cultures, abilities, experiences and identities;
  • Work in collaboration with other University units and community organizations;
  • Provide information, guidance, and referrals to students seeking assistance;
  • Make recommendations on policies of concern to womxn;
  • Increase sensitivity in the campus community to gender-based issues;
  • Work to correct inequities;
  • Expand the understanding of issues which affect womxn and encourage people of all genders to take an active role in these issues;
  • Identify personal, social, economic and political issues which adversely affect womxn;
  • Offer support through advocacy, education, financial awards and social action; and
  • Provides services to all students regardless of race, gender, color, religion, sexual/affectional preference, age, ability, economic class, or any other identity.

Goals and Objectives

  • Increase the awareness and sensitivity of the campus community to gender based issues and work to correct gender based inequities;
  • Provide support and advocacy for students dealing with issues such as abuse within a relationship, sexual violence, body image, stalking and harassment, gender bias, safety and other related concerns;
  • Promote educational and personal development experiences through collaboration with a variety of campus units and community organizations; and
  • Anticipate and respond to the changing role of gender within our society to enhance the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social well-being of members of the campus community.

We Challenge Ourselves & Our Students To:

  • Be aware of how current and historical issues on campus and in the community impact different communities of womxn;
  • Challenge sexism, racism, heterosexism, xenophobia, ableism and all forms of social oppression;
  • Work to achieve greater gender equity and cultural diversity;
  • Create a stronger sense of community within campus and in the greater C-U community;
  • Honor individual women’s achievements and contributions;
  • Explore and celebrate women’s cultural contributions and diverse identities;
  • Increase campus safety for people of all genders; and
  • Enhance resources designed to empower our community.