WRC Programs

The Women's Resource Center offers development, education and programming in the following areas.  To help readers find the type of programming they are looking for, our programs have been placed in categories.  An alphabetical listing of programs can be found to the left.  Click the title of each program to be taken to its page.


Bystander Intervention Training

 

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training

Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training teaches participants how to be active bystanders when they witness acts of power based personal violence.  Participants learn how to recognize situations which lead to violence, common barriers which keep people from taking action, and how to safely intervene in ways that are consistent with your personality and values.  

 


Gender Violence Prevention Awareness & Training


Denim Day

In an effort to show support to survivors of sexual assault and to combat the myths surrounding sexual assault, the Women's Resource Center encourages the Texas A&M Community to participate in Denim Day on the fourth Wednesday of April by wearing jeans.  In 2013, the Women's Resource Center distributed more than 1,300 free Ask Me Why I'm Wearing Jeans Today buttons to participants in Denim Day.

Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention (SHARP) Classes

SHARP classes are a 6 hour specially designed self-defense class specifically for women 17 years old and older teaching easy to learn techniques for a variety of situations. The class is broken up into two parts. Part One is lecture based and teaches participants how the body reacts in high stress situations and techniques to deal with sexual harassment. Part Two teaches participants pressure points, how to break a variety of holds, and concludes with the opportunity to try out the skills learned in the class using full force.

The Silent Witness Project

The Silent Witness project is a display of life-size red silhouettes called silent witnesses.  Each witness symbolizes a woman or man who has been murdered by an intimate partner and a breastplate shield tells her/his name and story.  The memorial travels to several buildings on campus throughout the year and sends a powerful message by encouraging individuals to seek help in creating healthy and responsible adult relationships.  

 


Parenting Women


Breastfeeding Welcomed Here Campaign 

As a part of the Women's Resource Center's mission to make education more accessible to women, we have compiled a list of campus buildings which offer spaces for lactating mothers to breastfeed their children or pump.   

 


Women's Leadership

 

Elect Her: Aggie Women Win

Elect Her: Aggie Women Win encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.  During this one-day, 4.5-hour training, participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government.

International Women's Day

Recognized by the United Nations as a global day dedicated to women's rights and international peace, International Women's Day serves to recognize the political, economic, and social achievements of women throughout the world.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops

$tart $mart salary negotiation workshops empower college women who are starting their careers to overcome the gender wage gap and teach them to benchmark and negotiate for fair and equitable salaries upon graduation.  Each workshop is 3 hours long and gives participants resources for benchmarking reasonable salaries and benefits, negotiation skills that teach women how to aim high and be realistic including practice through role play.

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month.  In addition to the programs that the Women's Resource Center hosts in conjunction with its partners, the Center puts out an annual Women's History Month Calendar which documents presentations and programs celebrating women.

Women's Leadership Forum

The Women's Leadership Forum is a half day conference and luncheon with a goal of highlighting how women have contributed to the development of our society and to provide inspiration and practical skills to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals.

Women's Progress Awards

The Women's Progress Awards have been honoring Texas A&M University students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women in since 1994.