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:
Lydia Weiss, M.A.
Welcome to the MSU Women's Resource Center website! As of May 27, 2015, I will be serving as the Interim Director of the Center. Our office and staff are committed to continuing the meaningful and empowering work of gender justice at Michigan State University and in the greater community. We believe, as a staff, that through transitions, there are endless possibilities for growth and renewed forms of engagement. Our mission of creating a climate where gender equity can flourish will remain constant and continue to grow and develop.
The resources and services we provide are highlighted on our website, so thank you for visiting. On this site, you will find links to our monthly newsletter and details about our upcoming events. Our programming is centered on an intersectional approach to gender equality that is of interest to persons of all genders and gender identities, with a particular focus on advancing the achievements of women.
Our website also features links to helpful campus and community resources, such as the Counseling Center, MSU Safe Place, LBGT Resource Center, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and many more. Additionally, we offer “Fast Fact” sheets which explore the variety of topics that drive our Center, such as gender identity, sex and gender, feminism, and others. Information is also available about scholarships/fellowships for nontraditional students. You will also find a climate study report entitled The Voices of Women (PDF), which is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind conducted at MSU.
As always, the MSU WRC would love your input! Feel free to provide feedback, ideas, or requests for specific resources/services. You can find information about the Center’s staff under the “Staff” tab and we encourage you to contact any of us with your thoughts or questions regarding the work of the MSU Women’s Resource Center. We look forward to connecting with you!