The Women*s Center offers a range of resources to the WSU Community, including food assistance, activity space, and skill building for leadership development. Many of our resources are student-driven and community supported, and we see them as an integral part of a seamless learning and living environment.
Lavender Lounge and Lactation Space
This recently updated space provides a private, comfortable place to feed a child or use a breast pump. It's also available for meditation, prayer, quiet contemplation, meetings, interviews, cat nap and as a casual lounge area when not otherwise in use. If you need to reserve it for a specific time, you may do so using our online reservation form or contact us directly. You're also welcome to walk in at any time.
Comfy couch and chairs, mini-fridge, shelving, nursing pillow, Clorox wipes, a kitchen sink nearby, white noise machine, blankets, pillows, privacy film on windows, lock the door from the inside, lamp lighting, and a power strip near the chair and couch.
Our thanks go to Sydney Pederson, who captured the spirit of this room. We love displaying her work, and greatly appreciate her thoughtfulness.
Rosario*s Place/Food Pantry Go Bags
Rosario's Place in Wilson-Short Hall and the Access and Opportunity Food Pantry in Lighty Student Services are currently closed. Instead, the WSU Pullman campus is providing one central location for students to receive pre-packaged food curbside.
The Office for Access and Opportunity, Women*s Center, Center for Civic Engagement, and Office of the Dean of Students are partnering to coordinate food pantry go-bags for Washington State University students here at the Pullman campus.
Food Pantry Go Bags are a way to provide food while respecting social distancing guidelines to keep all members of our community safe. We will do our best to ensure each bag contains a variety of protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and snacks. We also have a limited supply of hygiene items and safer sex supplies.
Students can fill out this form to request food and schedule pick-up. If you have questions about this request form, contact the Office for Access & Opportunity at email@example.com or (509) 335-1280.
Women's Center Student Achievement Scholarship
The WSU Women's Center awards one or two scholarships a year to students who apply and meet the necessary criteria. The awardee(s) will be chosen by the committee after the scholarship deadline (April 20, 2019) has passed. The application form is available online. The application process includes a brief personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and your current academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
Your personal statement should address the following questions:
1. Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship? How have you achieved success, academically or otherwise?
2. How will this scholarship help you reach your academic and career goals?
3. What challenges have you faced as you've sought an education?
4. How have you been involved with the Women's Center and/or Coalition for Women Students?
5. How would this scholarship help address an unmet financial need?
One of your letters of recommendation must be from a faculty member who can describe your academic work; the other can be from anyone who can speak to your character, challenges, needs, or goals, faculty or otherwise, as long as that person is not a relative.
This scholarship both rewards past achievement and looks toward supporting students in their future endeavors. The committee takes grades, unmet financial need, and additional challenges that students face in seeking success into account when choosing the awardee(s). To qualify, undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and graduates a minimum GPA of 3.0. If you have any questions about this process, please email us or stop by the Women's Center, on the ground floor of Wilson-Short Hall, during normal business hours Monday through Friday.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Washington State University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers a major in Women's Studies, along with two minors: Women's Studies and Queer Studies. Students are also welcome to take WGSS courses without certifying in the major or minor(s) as well.
For more information on the program, including Professors, major/minor requirements, and courses being offered, please visit the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program website.