Women's Resource Center

Programs

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
Held each year near Washington DC, NCCWSL brings together college women from across the country to address important and contemporary leadership issues.  The WRC, with strong campus and community support, sends UM-Dearborn students to this transformative conference.  Students return home from NCCWSL ready to improve their campus and community.

Transitions Program for Returning Students
The Transitions Program is open to female returning undergraduate, transfer and graduate students ages 25 + in their first semester at UM-Dearborn.  Students attend a day-long kickoff event to learn about campus services and resources, work with faculty and staff mentors, and meet other non-traditional students.  Group meetings are scheduled once per month and address student engagement and strategies for academic success.

Signature Events

 

Charity Walk.  Each October, the WRC participates as a team with other members of the UM-Dearborn community in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Take Back the Night March and Rally to End Violence Against Women.  Every October, students, staff and faculty take back the night by marching and chanting across campus.  The evening ends with a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of all types of domestic violence.

WRC Scholarship Workshop.   In this workshop, usually conducted in late fall, students learn about financial aid and scholarships for current students and get tips on writing an attention-getting application and essay.  WRC staff is available by appointment to assist students with the scholarship process.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Day Observance.  In conjunction with UM-Dearborn MLK Week activities, the WRC hosts this annual event for students, staff, and faculty to join together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vagina Monologues.  Every other February, the WRC presents Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.  This award winning play is based on the author's interviews with more than 200 women.  With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength.  Proceeds benefit local organizations working to end violence against women.