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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 10:00-1:00pm in the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228)
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College women entering the job market need the confidence, knowledge, and skills required to negotiate their salaries and benefits. When students leave the workshop they will have learned

  • How the gender wage gap affects their lives
  • How to develop a personal budget based on their target salary
  • How to benchmark salary and benefits
  • How to negotiate for their first salary out of college

According to AAUW research, just one year after graduation, women earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn, and that gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years. We want all students to know how to get paid what they are worth by preparing them to negotiate and help level the playing field. Together, we can close the gender wage gap. This workshop is open to students of all genders.

In-Service Trainings

WRC In-services are designed for students to learn skills that will enhance their professional, academic, and personal life. We especially encourage student employees and volunteers to take advantage of these free training opportunities with knowledgeable staff and faculty from all across campus. For questions or concerns, please contact Virginia Martin at or 503-725-2790.

How to Fight Fair

Monday, May 4, 2015 from 2:00-3:30pm in the Women’s Resource Center

Join the PSU Conflict Resolution Graduate Program for a workshop where you will practice navigating difference, communicating more constructively, and establishing healthy boundaries. Conflict happens - it’s how we deal with it that makes the difference. 

Calling IN: Interrupting Oppression with Compassion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 1:00-2:30pm in the SMSU 294

Most social justice activists are familiar with the concept of “calling out” or “interrupting” oppression, terms used to describe informing another person or group that something they have said or done is offensive or oppressive and ask for accountability for those actions. Often these interactions result in defensiveness, distrust, or broken relationships between social justice activists from one another, as well as being mostly unproductive toward any change on the part of those being called out. This workshop will explore the idea of “calling in” which centers around relationship building and compassion, seeking to build common ground and honor the inherent dignity and worth of each person involved.The material for this workshop is based on the article Calling In: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable by Ngọc Loan Trần, featured on the website

I’m Not a “Real” College Student: Women Students and the Impostor Syndrome

Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 1:00-2:00pm in the Women’s Resource Center

This workshop will discuss the impact that legitimacy can have on the college success of women students and ways to overcome feelings of impostorship.

Recurring Events

Let's Talk - Free Stress Consultation w/Counselor

Fridays from 11:00-12:00pm in the Women's Resource Center

Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal mental health consultations with counselors from SHAC. Counselors hold walk-in hours at sites around campus through out the week. Speaking with a counselor can provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources. Let’s Talk consultations are free, confidential and do not require an appointment. 

Wii Dance Party

Friday from 2:30-3:30pm in the WRC Lounge - New Time for Spring Term!

Join the WRC Staff and Volunteers as we dance the hour away! This event is open to all. We dance along to games like Just Dance so no dancing experience required!

Action Teams

Please see the monthly calendar above to determine the time an action team is meeting. If the action team you want to join is not listed on the calendar please go to and contact the person associated with the action team you would like to join.


Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm in the WRC Lounge 

Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing and gripes. Share skills, ideas and thoughts. Everyone is welcome. Yarn and needles are also available for beginners or those in need. All crafts are welcome and are not restricted to yarn or string. Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center. For more information call (503) 725-5672.

Returning Women Students Peer Support Group

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30p (Winter Term 2015)

The Returning Women Peer Support Group is a chance for non-traditional students to share resources, gain skills, and provide encouragement to one another. It is a free drop in group that meets weekly. For more information contact Virginia at

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Interested in hosting your event at the WRC or co-sponsoring an event with the WRC?

To hold your event or publicized get together at the WRC a SPACE USE REQUEST FORM must be filled out and returned to the WRC a minimum of thirty days prior to the event. If your group, department, or organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event with the Women's Resource Center please  fill out our Co-Sponsorship Request Form. For more information contact our Events Coordinator, Kari Anne McDonald at or 503-725-2792.