The MSU Women’s Resource Center (WRC) proudly serves as the first point of contact for women’s issues and information at Michigan State University. Each year, the Center serves approximately 33,000 women on campus, acting as a catalyst for collaboration on women’s issues. In addition, we provide vital information and resources to numerous MSU departments, offices, and academic disciplines.
The Center operates from a women-led agenda. Not only do we provide support to the Women’s Commission, but we focus on gender equity issues in the areas of leadership, social justice, and personal and professional development.
The mission of the MSU Women’s Resource Center is to empower women to achieve personal, professional and academic success, create a climate that advocates for gender equity, values inclusion and provides resources that enable all students, faculty and staff to become active members of the MSU community. The WRC works toward leadership development, social justice and addressing gender related issues/concerns for people of all genders through educational programs, conferences, newsletters and other resources.
From the Director's Desk:
Jayne Schuiteman, PhD
Welcome to the MSU WRC website! We are happy to have you checking us out and hope you come back to our page often. On the Center's website you will find links to our monthly newsletter and important announcements about upcoming MSU WRC events. You will also find links to other campus resources such as the Counseling Center, MSU Safe Place, the LBGT Resource Center, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and many more. You will find "Fast Facts" sheets about a variety of topics including gender identity, sex and gender, and feminism among others. Information about scholarships/fellowships is also provided on our website. A very interesting climate study report entitled The Voices of Women (PDF) is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind conducted at Michigan State University. There is much more to be found, so please, take a look!
The MSU WRC has always provided programming on issues and topics of interest to women; however, increasingly we are considering the issues pertinent to people of all gender identities at the university, including men! The MSU Men's Advisory Council (WRCMAC) is a committed group of faculty and staff who identify as men and come together at least twice a year to provide the Center with their perspectives on topics and issues relevant to all members of the campus community.
And, last but not least, the MSU WRC wants your input! We want to know from YOU how we are doing with our programs, the resources we provide, and the work we do generally. You will find more information about our staff on the "Staff" tab and we would love for you to contact any of us with your thoughts and questions about the MSU Women's Resource Center.