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.
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Have you been following the #MeToo or #TimesUp campaigns? Is your newsfeed flooded with articles about Aziz Ansari and what it means to talk about bad sexual encounters? Are you interested in supporting conversations on campus about the sexual culture at Cornell and ways to move sexual violence prevention efforts forward? Join the Beyond Consent Collaboration (BC²)!
BC² is a group of students and staff working on sexual violence prevention at Cornell. BC² is designed for student leaders at Cornell to gain foundational knowledge of sexual violence prevention theory and practice, connect with staff at Cornell who support work in this area, and develop a strong network that will establish a critical mass of students to attend to the on-going risk of sexual and dating violence and harassment on campus. Students will work on one or more concrete projects that positively impact the sexual climate on campus and aim to reduce sexual violence at Cornell. Staff involved with BC² will have the opportunity to draw on students’ expertise about the sexual culture at Cornell and learn about student initiatives to reduce sexual violence and create a more positive sexual culture on campus. Students and staff will have the chance to mutually create new sexual violence prevention initiatives and form lasting relationships and support networks for doing this important work on campus.
BC² will meet on Mondays February 19th, March 18th, and April 16th from 4:30-6:00pm
Applications are due by midnight on February 7th.
The Vagina Monologues 2018 performance
Friday, February 23rd. Bailey Hall. 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Recent events in the news prove how relevant Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" remains in today's social and political climate. The Cornell Women’s Resource Center’s 2018 production of The Vagina Monologues features a diverse cast of women and gender-nonconforming Cornellians coming together to honor the important role of vaginas in our society. Based on 200 interviews, Ensler presents a celebration of the taboo, offers a call to action on behalf of the world’s most exploited populations, and proves once and for all that feminists can be funny.
Just as important, 90% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to
The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. The remaining 10% will be donated to Ensler’s V-Day Foundation, an organization that advocates globally for people who face gender-based violence.
$10 Advance | $15 Door
Tickets can be bought from the Bailey Hall tickets website or from any cast member.
Please note that the doors open at 7:00PM and tickets are for general seating.
Bailey Hall accessibility and other policy information can be found here.
If you have any other questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
More confidential, supportive gathering for women-identified students who have experienced sexual violence will be taking place monthly in Spring 2018. Please contact Cornell Health Counseling & Psychological Services at 607-255-5155 to discuss meeting with a facilitator, joining the gathering, or accessing individual support.
Recurring Events During the Academic Year:
Feminism: Food for Thought is a weekly dinner at Flora Rose House where we engage in informal, open conversation about a specific feminist issue. We will resume on Thursday, February 1st. Join us weekly for a thought-provoking discussion!
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 6:05 pm. We will no longer hand out free tickets after 6:05 pm in order to avoid disruptions to the conversation. For the same reason, we ask that participants refrain from texting or using their phones during the discussion. 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 Rockefeller Hall room 132.
Meet the WRC Executive Board, 2017-18 (new 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.