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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

 

The Women's Resource Center is proud to share a new feature called Students in Action.  We will be sharing profiles of students who are doing remarkable work both on an off campus.  Learn more about them as they answer five probing questions. Image of Kiman Kaur

'Wonderwoman' Kiman Kaur

Q: What organizations are you involved with on campus?

This is my fourth year working at the Women's Resource Center as a Go Girlz intern. Working in the WRC seemed like a place where I could practice activism and engage with the community. Many of the girls in Go Girlz are from neighborhoods similar to mine, and there a lot of women of color that we work with, as well. So, with this position it felt necessary for me to go back and help other individuals who had goals like I did. I wanted to mentor them, but not pressure them to attend college. I want to help them achieve their goals, whatever they are.  Read more.

Work Study Positions Available

We have one work-study position available at the Women's Resource Center for Spring 2018.  We are looking for students who are eligible for federal financial aid and qualify for work study.  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

Just so you knowThe 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 facebook like button 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

Image of three different women's legs wearing different shoes

"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.   


A Long Line of Alumnae

Meet a family whose U heritage spans five generations of female grads. Published in the Continuum.

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. 

In solidarity, 

Women’s Resource Center & Women’s Enrollment Initiative


Florence Denmark
Distinguished Mentoring Award

Image of Donna HawxhurstThe 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. 


 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 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 folivo@sa.utah.edu or Cassie Power at c.power@utah.edu 

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: 11/14/17