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 women-identified 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.

The WRC strives to be a welcoming space for people of all genders and identities. We especially encourage women of color, Black feminists/womanists, queer and trans folks, and people with disabilities to drop by, attend our programming, apply for co-sponsorships, and speak with us about your concerns.

 

News & Announcements


HPV Vaccine Clinic
Saturday, October 1
10:00 am-4:00 pm at Gannett Health Services

The Women’s Resource Center is excited to be working with Gannett Health Services and other campus partners to support the Shot@Life Campaign.  The HPV vaccine is a safe vaccine, recommended for every adolescent and young adult for lifelong protection. In addition, for every HPV vaccine given, the WRC will donate $1 to the UN Foundation to support childhood vaccination in developing countries.

Appointments: you can schedule a time online now and walk-in appointments are available during the 10/1 clinic.

Cost:

  • With the Student Health Plan (SHP): the HPV vaccine (Gardasil-9) is covered free of charge for students age 26 and under.
  • Vaccine is available and effective for ALL gender identities.
  • With other insurance: check with your plan to determine coverage. Most insurers cover the HPV vaccine, but call the number on your insurance card to be sure it will be covered at Gannett.
 

 

Meet the WRC Executive Board, 2016-17

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.


Recurring Events During the Academic Year

Hump Day: A Sexual Communication Discussion Series, Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Willard Straight Hall International Lounge

Join us for a weekly lunch discussion about sexual communication at Cornell and beyond, hosted by the Cornell Women’s Resource Center and Jessie Bonney-Burrill, Public Health Fellow from the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives. Come enjoy a guided discussion about a different aspect of sexual communication each week. Open to graduate, professional, and undergraduate students. A light lunch will be provided.
 
Wednesday September 28th:  Tinder and Beyond.  Join us for a conversation about dating apps and websites and how they facilitate (or hinder) positive sexual communication and experiences.

Stay tuned for future topic announcements!

 

 

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 22, 6:00 pm.  Topic:  HPV and Women's Sexuality
 Join students who are involved in the "Worth a Shot" campaign and learn more about how HPV is an all-genders issue.  We'll also talk about women's sexuality, generally. All are welcome to 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 works to promote safe sex, educate others, and fight for reproductive justice. Join the conversation every Monday at 4:30 pm in Goldwin Smith Hall room 142.