How long have we had a WRC on campus?
The WRC was created in 1999. The position of Coordinator of Sexual Assault Awarness, Outreach, and Education was the result of student demands and was created in 2002. We moved to our current location in Mitty Hall in 2010.
Who does the Women’s Resource Center Serve?
The WRC serves everyone! We organize large-scale programs addressing the topics of sexual assault, self-empowerment, and dating violence that reach all students all year long. The WRC does outreach within the residence halls and supports the various groups and clubs on campus. We are home to The Body Positive, a self-love and empowerment support group for women held every Wednesday from 5:30-7.
Why do we need a Women’s Resource Center?
In the context of a society where women still earn about 80% of what men earn in the workforce, and where women comprise the majority of victims in dating/domestic violence and the majority of victims in sexual assault cases, St. Mary’s College of California is committed to proactively supporting women and men in addressing these issues.
Why does the Women’s Resource Center serve men as well as women?
The Women’s Resource Center recognizes that in order to create change and to make the world a more harmonious place for men and women, it is necessary to provide both women and men with a safe place to talk, debrief, learn, and grow as they navigate issues related to relationships, balance, oppression, privilege, and mutual respect.
When is the WRC open?
The WRC is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, and often has extended hours for programs and outreach initiatives.