Scholarship Applications for the Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center is excited to announce that it's scholarship process has gone digitial and almost everything can be completed online. There are 10 scholarships available for the 2017-2018 academic year with award amounts ranging from $500 to $2000 per semester. Scholarships are available for students attending part-time and full time. Check out all of our scholarships for more information. Click here and we'll link you over.
2017 Spring Fundraising Gala
Join us for the 2017 Spring Fundraising Gala, the event, themed after the classic board game, Clue, will be held in the historic Women's Literary Society building on South Temple. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our events page.
Sexual Assualt Support Group
Art Contest and Scholarship Winner
"Freedom to Choose"
We are excited to announce the winner of the Women's Resource Center Art Contest! Ryan Simmons, a senior at Cottonwood High School, created this piece named "Freedom to Choose". He will be recognized at the Governor's Artist's Series on November 30 where he will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.
Women's Support Groups Available
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.
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
Women’s liberation continues today: Resource Center a catalyst for female advancement
Read the article written by Rose Jones for The Utah Daily Chronicle.
A Day Without A Woman
Wednesday, March 8: A Day Without A Woman
Do this in the way you can. If you can't afford to lose a day of work, it's okay. If you can't miss class that day, that's okay. Do what's best for you and know you are supported. If you can't miss work on March 8th, here are some things the women in our center are choosing to do:
- In solidarity with women-owned business who are closing, choose not to make purchases today or only purchase from women and minority owned business who cannot close.
- Consider donating to organizations that provide resources to women.
- Please consider supporting the WRC in our efforts to assist women students every day of the year. Please go to https://umarket.utah.edu/ugive/index.php?gift_id=189
- Wear RED in solidarity with a Day Without A Woman. Why Red? It is the color that has been used to mark women as promiscuous, sexual deviants. Today, instead, we reclaim red as the color of resistance.
- Contact your local, state and national representatives. Write letters to them letting them know what is important to you. Meet with them and let them know what is important to you.
- Organize or participate in local marches, demonstrations and walkouts – not only today, but each time you have an opportunity to support those who have been marginalized and silenced. Demand dignity, equality, justice, equal pay for equal work, and the freedom to choose – to name a few.
The Women's Resource Center will remain open to continue its’ support of women across identities.
Women's Leadership Summit
The annual Women's Leadership Summit will be on March 28, 2017. The Women's Leadership Summit is a great opportunity for any woman to grow as leaders both on campus and the community. The theme this year is HER: Story / Movement / Life.
You can find more information at:
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cassie Power at email@example.com.
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.
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…
Thank You Willa's Workshop
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.