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.
On Monday, September 21, President Garrett sent an email to the Cornell community about the findings of the AAU 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.
In it, she states: "The aggregate AAU report, as well as the Cornell-specific report (executive summary, full report and tables) from the 19% (3,906) of our students who participated in the survey, reinforce what we have known, and what we have been working to address for many years: that student sexual assault is a serious national problem, occurring with unacceptable frequency at Cornell and on campuses across the country. The results also underscore there is still more work to be done to educate and to help protect our students. Even one instance of sexual assault on our campus is one too many."
The work Cornell is doing to prevent sexual violence, compassionately support survivors, and create a safer and more caring campus culture in which bias, harassment, and violence have no place continues with renewed vigor. Please click here for local and national resources that can aid survivors and those helping support them.
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
Informal discussions about women's issues held over dinner at Flora Rose House, Thursdays at 6:00 pm during the academic year. We will start these weekly discussions on Thursday, September 10. All are welcome to join the conversation! Meal swipes are available if you do not have a meal plan. The topic for Thursday, September 24 is "A Conversation with COLA-- Cornell Organization for Labor Action-- on Feminism and Economic Justice."