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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women.  Honoring the complexities of women’s identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.

News

Welcome Student Staff!

The Women's Resource Center is excited to have new student staff joining the team this year.  Please join us in welcoming Amber Whiteley, Maria Skedros, Salvia Artman, Tara Downing,  Kadija Mohamed and Vicky Nguyen.   


Fall Work Study Position Available

The Women's Resource Center has a Work Study position available beginning Fall semester.  This is a great opportunity for a student who is interested in social media, helping others and being in an environment that identifies as feminist.  More information can be found at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/53144 or you can contact Nicole Wobbe-Espinoza at 801-581-8030 or via email nwobbe-espinoza@sa.utah.edu


Women's Education Specialist Position

The Women's Enrollment Initiative (WEI) has a position available.  The Women's Education Specialist position focus is to increase recruiting, persistence, and graduation of women students at the University.  Read more here.


Women's Support Groups

The Women's Resource Center offers four different support groups.   The groups are open to all self-identified women both on campus and in the community.  If you are interested, please contact us at 801-581-8030.Women's Support Groups


Interested in Volunteering with the Women's Resource Center?

The Women's Resource Center will be accepting applications for volunteers beginning in August.  You must commit to 10 hours per week and for the full semester.  Opportunities involve tabling and presenting about the services available at the WRC, providing office support to the staff, and getting involved in social justice related activities.  If you are interested in more information contact either Nicole Wobbe-Espinoza or Flor Olivo at 801-581-8030 or via email


Utah Women's Forum Provides Support for Continuation Grants for the WRC

Read more at News & Events


Women’s liberation continues today: Resource Center a catalyst for female advancement

Read the article written by Rose Jones for The Utah Daily Chronicle. 

Scholarships for Fall Available Now

The Women's Resource Center is excited to announce we have some additional funds available for Fall and Spring semesters for students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.  The Osher Re-entry scholarship and Nick and Helen Papanikolas scholarships have been re-opened. 

If you are a non-traditional aged student with a gap of 5 or more years in your education and have a 3.0 GPA apply for the Osher Re-entry Scholarship!  This scholarship is for both full and part-time enrollment.

If you are actively involved in the African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Native American Indian Communities and have completed 24 credit hours at the University of Utah apply for the Nick and Helen Papanikolas Scholarship.  You must have completed 24 credit hours at the University of Utah and have a GPA of 2.7.

For additional information regarding all of the requirements for each of these scholarship go to the eligibility tab under the scholarships menu or download an application today!


U-START Gender Justice Scholars

Do you value social justice?  Are you a student at the University of Utah?   Join the U-START Gender Justice Scholars Program.  This is a great opportunity to connect with other students.  Contact Flor Olivo at 801-581-8030 or via email folivo@sa.utah.edu for more information. USTART Flyer



Be a Go Girlz Facilitator --Girls' Lives Course

Last year we had a surge of women at the U that wanted to be involved in the Go Girlz program. Well, here’s the opportunity. Dr Power and I co-instruct the community engaged learning component of this course. Every Wednesday students meet with other GG facilitators to co-construct curriculum & engage in our feminist curriculum building model. In addition, Girls’ Lives students are assigned as a group facilitators for Go Girlz workshops. This class is offered in the Fall only and has a Spring semester component that serves as an internship in gender studies course, there is a lower & upper division component to the course as well.  For more information contact Flor Olivo via email folivo@sa.utah.edu or Cassie Power at c.power@utah.edu. Girls' Lives Flyer

 

Initiatives

Go Girlz Family Night

Go Girlz Community Initiative

The Go Girlz Community Initiative is a program the Women's Resource Center developed in 2004 to target underserved populations, primarily minority, first generation, economically disadvantaged female students.

U START
Student Access and Retention Initiative

The Women’s Resource Center has been sponsoring students for over 10 years as a part of our initiative to recruit, retain and graduate underserved students. More…

In Appreciation

Thank You Willa's Workshop

Read more at News & Events.

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

The Women’s Resource Center would like to thank the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation for their generous support for our Emergency Fund Grant Program. Read more at News & Events.


Sorenson Legacy Foundation

The Women’s Resource Center would like to thank the Sorenson Legacy Foundation for their generous and ongoing support of scholarships and emergency funds for students at the University of Utah. Read more at News & Events.

Thank you Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation

The Women’s Resource Center would like to thank the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation for their generous support of the Go Girlz Community Initiative. Read more at News & Events.

 

 

Last Updated: 8/9/16