2018 Spring Gala
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not."
The Women's Resource Center invites you to join us for a whimsical evening of illusion, magic and breathtaking entertainment at the Night Circus. The event is themed after Erin Morgenstern's novel of the same name. Prepare to be amazed at the sights, sounds and sensations of Le Cirque des Reves.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Infinity Event Center
Scholarships are Now Open
The Women's Resource Center is now accepting scholarship applications through AcademicWorks. We are excited that students can apply through this portal and check the status of applications any time. We hope that this change will make it easier for students to connect not only with our scholarships but others around campus. For more information visit our scholarships pages or click here to go directly to AcademicWorks.
The Women's Resource Center has spring 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.
A Long Line of Alumnae
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Cassie Power at email@example.com.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) awarded Donna Hawxhurst and Sue Morrow the Doris Howard Lifetime Service Award at their 2018 Annual Conference. The Doris Howard Lifetime Service Award was inaugurated in March, 1999, to recognize service to AWP over an extended period of time. It is awarded by the Implementation Collective to recognize persons who have provided exceptional service to AWP over at least a 20-year period in a variety of forms.
Please join us in celebrating with Donna and Sue on earning this well-deserved award. Both of them are outstanding feminists in their respective fields and continue to give of themselves selflessly to the Women’s Resource Center, AWP and the greater community.
Students in Action
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.
'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. Read more.
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
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.
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.