Women’s Resource Center History
The Women’s Center opened in 1990/1991 as a resource center for women out of the efforts of the feminist women’s organization Womyn space. The Women’s Center then was a small, severely underfunded student organization wanting to serve a necessary and vital function on campus. On a campus as large as EMU, the Women’s Center has served as a place where women can not only find resources, information, advocacy, and referrals, but also a place where they can hang out between classes, access supplies, and be an intricate part of our programs. In 1991, EMU Student Government provided funding for the development of a student run program.
The WRC was run strictly by students until 2010, after years of advocating for full-time funding for a staff position. In October 2010, EMU decided to fund a Program Coordinator position. It took 20 years for the university to provide the WRC with funding.