Our Goal Is Your Empowerment

As a dynamic Student Affairs department, the Women’s Resource Center provides a supportive range of core programs and services empowering students of all genders. From student leadership opportunities and campus safety programs to student support and special events, we champion women at UCR and beyond.

Programs & Services 

Leadership

  • Step up and make a difference with WRC clubs including The Leadership Community for Women Club. 
  • Explore even more WRC leadership opportunities and discover ways to get involved.

Safety

  • Use the Campus Safety Escort Service, an award-winning program whose volunteers help you cross the campus safely at night.
  •  Take one of our free self-defense classes offered every quarter.
  • See our events calendar for upcoming class dates.

Support

  • Get connected to campus and community resources.
  • Come to the center to use our computers and study lounge.

Celebrate and Make an Impact

Our events champion everyone’s right to safety, health, respect and joy. Arm yourself with knowledge at a self-defense seminar, find inspiration at a breast cancer survivor panel or shine in a student production of The Vagina Monologues. Our events are the perfect opportunity to connect, applaud and make positive change. Get updates on upcoming events and programs on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Women's Resource Ceneter Annual Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Relationship violence affects all genders and takes many forms. It includes any subtle or overt behaviors that frighten, intimidate, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound. Say NO to all of them — give or get help for yourself or a friend. Come to the Women’s Resource Center at 260 Costo Hall to get support and referrals for relationship violence, no matter what your gender. We are here to help and provide a safe space. 

We are proud to host the Donate a Cell Phone Campaign each October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help potential victims by bringing your deactivated wireless cell phones to the WRC. The Wireless Foundation reprograms them and provides free airtime so callers can reach 911. Make, model or age do not matter; every phone can make a difference! Contact us for more information.
During this annual November walk, volunteers scour the campus and check for spots made unsafe due to burned-out lights, overgrown shrubbery or other areas conducive to concealing an attacker. After the walk, the group submits its findings to the Campus Safety Committee and Facilities Services for review and repairs. Contact us if you're interested in volunteering for this year’s campus safety walk.
Take part in our annual student production of the revolutionary stage show. Chronicling more than 200 interviews Eve Ensler conducted with women around their sexuality, the show also serves as a fundraiser to end violence against women as part of a global movement. 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sometimes people aren’t aware that they’re promoting or engaging in sexual assault or violence. It’s not always clear — unless you’re the victim. Throughout the month, the WRC offers a variety of programming for survivors and allies.