Mission and Vision of the Women's Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center is a place of advocacy, support, and safety for all members of the University of New Mexico and greater community. Through a feminist model of empowerment we offer educational, social, and cultural programming aimed at encouraging women’s self-determination and community engagement. The Women’s Resource Center promotes awareness and the advancement of women’s rights to ensure equity regardless of gender identity, sex, race, ability status, age, sexual orientation, economic class, or religious affiliation. We seek to facilitate understanding and mutual respect among all campus and community members to achieve social justice, as well as foster a positive UNM environment. The Women’s Resource Center provides the tools and resources necessary to enhance success within academic, personal, and professional aspects of students’ lives.
Educate university policy makers, students, faculty, staff, and the public regarding issues that affect women focusing especially on the interaction of sex, gender, race, class, and other forms of oppression. Plan special events that enhance, support, and empower women on campus and in the local community. Educate, support, and provide a safe space for women on campus through cultural and educational programming. Provide peer education, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities. Enhance students persistence toward degree completion.