Welcome to the WRRC
Our Mission and Vision
The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) challenges all forms of oppression, through the lens of gender equity. The WRRC provides education, advocacy, resources, and a safe space that centers the experiences of womxn, transgender, femme, and non-binary individuals.
We envision a university in which people of all genders have the resources and support they need to not only be retained, but to thrive. This vision extends beyond our campus community to the world as a whole. We are working toward a world in which liberation and gender equity have been achieved for all.
Why a Womxn'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, non-binary and people with marginalized genders - have the opportunities and support to realize their full potential.
It is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, cissexism, and all forms of oppression. The WRRC provides opportunities for students to take part in making UC Davis safer and more inclusive for everyone, specifically for people with marginalized gender identities, including, but not limited to: womxn, transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals.
The WRRC is a resource for everyone, promoting GENDER EQUITY in the UC Davis community.
Womxn, transgender, non-binary, 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 UC Davis students, staff and faculty to create a supportive space for womxn on campus in the 1970s still persist on campus and in our communities.