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Welcome to Pacific's Women’s Resource Center

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Mission

The Women's Resource Center's mission is to increase awareness of both women's and gender issues, to celebrate and cultivate women's leadership at Pacific, and to serve as a resource for gender equity and for gender violence prevention at the University. 

Vision

Our vision: For Pacific to be a gender inclusive and gender equitable university that works collaboratively to improve the educational and professional experiences of Pacific's diverse women.

Core Values

Women's rights are human rights - We are motivated by the basic truth that all people, however they identity, are equally deserving of respect and are inherently of equal worth.

Self-determination and bodily integrity - We respect the ability and rights of women, both individually and collectively, to make decisions about their own lives and bodies. 

Safety - All members of the campus community have the right to live, study, and work in an environment of safety and dignity. 

Student-Centered - Equitable and feminist approaches to teaching and learning focus on the active learner as part of the pedagogical notions that education is the multitude of experiences that engage and interact with the learner. 

Intersectionality - We respect, honor, and validate the uniqueness of each person's lived experiences and the intersection of gender with their other social identities (race, ethnicity, class, ancestry, language, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, ability/disability, gender expression, sex, and creed). 

Diveristy and Inclusion - We seek to promote the inclusion and the influence of diverse voices and perspectives in our work, priorities, and decisions. 

Responsible Leadership - In our effort to promote positive institutional and social change, we will be guided by principles of transparency, responsible use of financial resources, socially-just decisions, accountability, and integrity. 

Founded by volunteers in 2006, revamped in 2009, first director appointed in 2010!

We are located inside the Multicultural Center on the ground level of the McCaffrey Center. The purpose of the center is to promote awareness of women's and gender issues and celebrate and cultivate women's leadership on campus and beyond. The Women's Resource Center is used for meetings and events, and serves as a resource for gender equality and campus violence prevention.

Get involved in the Women's Resource Center!

The Women's Resource Center is a great place to deepen your knowledge about women's issues and increase your leadership and advocacy skills.  We are always searching for departments, clubs, organizations, stockton community members, and volunteers to partner with. 

Getting involved in the Women's Resource Center can be a great way to hone your advocacy skills and deepen your knowledge about women's and gender issues.  Our mission is to promote awareness of women's and gender issues and to celebrate and cultivate women's leadership on campus and beyond, and to serve as a resource for gender equality and gender violence prevention on campus.

Women's Resource Center Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire and articulate knowledge about diverse women's issues
  • Enhance understanding of how to apply knowledge and information to positively affect social or institutional change
  • Gain greater cognitive and social development as effective leaders
  • Demonstrate familiarity with key concepts and methodologies of the field of Gender Studies

Learn more about women's centers and the history of Pacific's center: Check out these papers by Jaci Griffen and Kathleen Crisp.