The Saint Mary’s College Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to creating a campus environment that empowers women to envision and engage in a life that maximizes their academic, personal, and spiritual growth.
The Women’s Resource Center uses a collaborative model and provides five main modules of service including: education, outreach, support, empowerment and referrals. It seeks to enhance the Saint Mary’s learning experience by fostering a supportive, inclusive environment for women and men of all backgrounds, ages and belief systems, while promoting and practicing acceptance and collaboration. It strives to give students the knowledge and tools to recognize and challenge sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, classism, socialized gender roles and homophobia and other forms of oppression and ‘isms’ that affect women and men negatively.
Although St. Mary’s College of California is a safe campus, the Women’s Resource Center acknowledges that, by virtue of being a part of the larger society, the campus is not immune from issues like sexual assault and dating violence. In response, the WRC is committed to proactively educating and providing resources and referrals to students affected by these issues. The Women’s Resource Center is committed to including men in the movement to end violence against women.
To learn more about our modules of education, outreach, support, empowerment and referrals, please feel free to read our .pdf.