The mission of the Cornell Women's Resource Center (WRC) is to foster a more vibrant campus community by supporting the full and active participation of female students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Cornell. The WRC champions endeavors that support women's education, empowerment, and advancement at Cornell and beyond.
We at the WRC were horrified and saddened to learn that two Ithaca College students were stabbed early Sunday morning, not far from our offices. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Anthony Nazaire, who was killed.
We know that members of our community will have many questions and strong emotions in the days and weeks to come. You are always welcome to contact us or drop in for reflection, support, and directions to other campus resources. You can also call Gannett Health Services at (607) 255-5155, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for assistance and referrals.
Other available services at Cornell and in Ithaca include:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
"Let's Talk" informal, confidential counseling consultations
Empathy, Assistance and Referral Services (EARS)
Ithaca-based Crisisline (607) 272-1616
Cornell's Caring Community website
Meet the WRC Executive Board, 2015-16 (New E-Board bios coming soon!)
Learn more about the individuals on the WRC Board who are working on behalf of women's and gender issues this year! Check out their bios here.
Feminism: Food for Thought, Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Flora Rose House Common Room
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue.
September 1, 6 p.m. Topic: Olympians
Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky destroyed their competition. American medalists Michelle Carter and Sara Robles spoke out about being larger women of color at the Olympics. Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui openly discussed the effect her period had on her competition times. And the U.S. women's soccer team exhibited some seriously unsportsmanlike behavior. Please join us for a meal and conversation about the women who competed in this summer's Olympics in Rio—and women athletes in general—to kick off our weekly Feminism: Food for Thought series.
Join us for a lively and engaging discussion!
As always, like the Cornell Women's Resource Center on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our future events and programs!
We'd also like to alert you to some new guidelines we've established to best facilitate conversation with the large size of our dinners. If you'd like to obtain a free dining pass, please arrive before 6:15 pm. We will no longer hand out free tickets after 6:15 pm in order to avoid disruptions to the conversation. We'd also like to encourage participants with their own meal plan (particularly the West Campus unlimited meal plan) to swipe their cards rather than grab a ticket. The cost of each individual dinner comes out of the WRC's budget, so if you have a meal plan you can use, the savings will contribute towards the future of Feminism: Food for Thought.
If you have any questions about the new guidelines or about Feminism: Food for Thought in general, please feel free to reach out.
Generation Action (formerly Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood), Mondays at 4:30 pm.
Generation Action (Vox) works to promote safe sex, educate others, and fight for reproductive justice. Join the conversation every Monday at 4:30 pm in the Willard Straight Hall Loft I (room 604).