Why a Women's Center?

The Women’s Resources and Research Center provides opportunities to promote gender equity in the UC Davis community. Although womxn make up the majority of students on college campuses, they still navigate issues of hostile campus climate, sexism, and genderism. The WRRC hopes to achieve our vision- a world in which gender equity is achieved and people of all genders, specifically womxn, transgender, and people with marginalized genders- have the opportunities and support to realize their full potential.

The WRRC is a resource for everyone promoting gender equity in the UCD community.

Women, transgender, and gender expansive individuals need places where they can find support when facing gender bias, gendered violence and the impacts of inequities on self-esteem. It is critical for everyone to have space to study, relax, be inspired, and laugh in the company of folks who believe in their full potential.

There has been much progress toward gender equity, and yet, many of the issues that motivated UCD students, staff and faculty to create a supportive space for women on campus in the 1970s still persist on campus and in our communities.


If you want to understand more about gender inequity and justice, please visit the WRRC, and learn more from these online resources

Colorlines: “Study Finds Sexism in STEM Hits Women of Color the Hardest”

Everyday Feminism: “In Under 2 Minutes, These Teens Say Everything You Need to Know About Microaggressions”

INCITE!: “Dangerous Intersections"

UN Women: “Facts and Figures: Leadership and Political Participation"