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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

Scholarship Opportunity Available for Spring 2017

The Center for Latin American Studies, Women’s Resource Center and Honor’s College at the University of Utah are pleased to announce a scholarship competition for graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Utah during spring semester, 2017. The goal of the scholarship, funded in collaboration between the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City and the above mentioned departments and offices, is to provide financial assistance for promising low-income students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership or service that benefits the Mexican immigrant population.  Students who have graduated from a Utah high school are encouraged to apply as this scholarship qualifies under SB 253. For more information go the the scholarships menu and select Eligibility or click here to be redirected.  Application deadline December 16, 2016 at 3:00pm. Apply 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".  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.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. 

Lean In Circle

Women, Work and the Will to Lead:  In partnership with the Women's Enrollment Initiative and Career Services join us the 1st Wednesday of each month to gain insights and skills to help you grow professionally.

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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.

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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: 11/18/16