Student-Led Projects

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Peer Mentorship Project

The WRC Mentorship Project works to implement programming that increases resources, community, and retention for non-traditional and historically underserved and underrepresented students at PSU through a peer support model. The Mentorship Project facilitates social, personal, and professional growth for both mentors and mentees through one-on-one support, group community building, and workshops and events geared toward college success. WRC Mentorship is aimed at supporting students who are 25 years old or older, transferring from community colleges, veterans, student parents, students of color, queer and trans students, or first generation students. 

 

 

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Trans Womxn's Community Project

Trans Womxn’s Community Project coordinator works to implement programming that increases resources, community, and retention for trans womxn on campus through intentional collaboration with other resource centers on campus and community partners in Portland. The goal of this work is to build a more trans and genderqueer welcoming campus. In addition to planning events and doing campus and community outreach, the Trans Womxn’s Community Project Coordinator supports the Trans Womxn’s Community Group, a weekly gathering that is created to hold space for people who live at the intersection of transness and womxnhood.

 

 

 

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Feminist of Color Community Project

The Feminist of Color Community (FOCC) is a project of the Women’s Resource Center that fosters space for students of color on PSU's campus to gather in community through storytelling, connection, and exploring dialogue of feminist possibilities. This work is done by deepening understandings of feminist of color theories, expanding feminist praxis, self reflection and building relationships with peers of color. The Feminist of Color Community Group meets weekly on Fridays as well as plans FOCC events and opportunities for engagement throughout the year. The goal of this work is to build spaces for affinity and resilience within a Predominately White Institution. This work culminates in a large Feminists of Color Award Brunch in Spring term. FOCC also collaborates and supports other projects within the WRC as well as other campus partner events and programming.

 

 

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Feminist Engagement & Outreach

Feminist Engagement & Outreach works to amplify the message and the offerings of the Women’s Resource Center to both on- and off-campus partners through tabling, outreach at events, social media presence, and more. Engagement & Outreach helps to recruit for student leadership roles, get information about the WRC to students who have never heard about the WRC before, and bring in students who would benefit from the WRC’s services and affinity groups. These efforts are led by the Feminist Engagement & Outreach Coordinator.