Dear students, colleagues and friends:
On behalf of the Women’s Resource Center and the Women’s Enrollment Initiative we want you to know that we are saddened and disturbed by the efforts to eliminate Deferred Action for the Child Arrivals (DACA). We stand with the many students, families, and community members who will be impacted by the elimination of DACA. We also recognize that all of us will be greatly impacted. We believe in the strength that comes from being able to work, live and learn in diverse communities, and that strength makes us a great society. Punishing children whose parents brought them to the United States under the banner of hope for a better future is unnecessary and cruel. We understand that their families have and continue to make invaluable contributions to our community and country.
Know that we are here to support you and will take action in speaking up about the immense devastation this will mean to our campus, community and nation. We are here if you need someone to talk to or a place to go on campus where you do not have to question whether or not you are welcome. We may not have all of the answers but we are clear in our values which align with deep commitment for diversity and social justice as a cornerstone for a quality education.
We will actively reach out to our legislators to take swift action to keep DACA in place for the hundreds of thousands of children who know only the United States as their home and urge you to please call and/or write to your elected officials to let them know that you want them to vote against the removal of DACA. We pledge to stand in support of our DREAMERS who truly make America great.
Women’s Resource Center
Women’s Enrollment Initiative
Work Study Positions Available
We have two work-study positions available at the Women's Resource Center for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 semesters. We are looking for students who are elegible for federal financial aid and qualify for work study. We have an 8am - 12:30pm shift and a 12:30pm - 5:00pm shift available. Apply today!
The Women's Resource Center has fall semester support groups!
Are you looking to find support and community? Do you enjoy witnessing women's stories? Women's support groups might be the right fit for you. We have five support groups that will be held throughout the semester, click here for more information.
Just So You Know and Amazing Women
The Women's Resource Center is excited to announce that each week we will be posting "Just So You Know" Messages from the Director to our facebook page. If you haven't the Women's Resource Center's Facebook page yet, here is another reason to check us out.
We are also spotlighting Amazing Women that our student staff and permanent staff have identified. These are women that have made an impression on us in someway and we want to share their stories. Follow us on Facebook today.
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".
Interested in Volunteering with the Women's Resource Center?
The Women's Resource Center will be accepting applications for volunteers for summer semester. 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.
We Will Not Be Deterred
The Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Enrollment Initiative condemn all forms of hatred. We are again dismayed, frustrated, saddened and angered by recent overt expressions of racism against underrepresented students, staff and faculty at the University of Utah. We ask for unity and vigilance in the fight against all forms of hatred. We will continue to do everything we can to act against all hate speech. We will also continue to support and advocate for all persons targeted or impacted by hate speech.
We echo the statements released by the Office of Equity and Diversity and Student Affairs. We hope that you too will not be deterred from creating access and offering support for underrepresented populations.
Women’s Resource Center & Women’s Enrollment Initiative
Distinguished Mentoring Award
The Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) has recognized Dr. Donna Hawxhurst, Training Coordinator at the Women's Resource Center, as an outstanding mentor and inspiration to all women. She continuously provides feminist support, supervision and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students in psychology. Dr. Hawxhurst received the Florence Denmark Distinguished Mentoring award at the annual AWP conference.
A Long Line of Alumnae
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Flor Olivo 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 Spring only. For more information contact Flor Olivo via email email@example.com or Cassie Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.