Programs & Services
Covid-19 Counseling Update: Counseling appointments for Fall 2020 will be done virtually.
Individual counseling services are available at WRAC. Counseling is provided by doctoral students who are doing their practicum at WRAC as part of their PhD program in Counseling Psychology.
If you need counseling services, please call us or fill out the form to make arrangements for a consultation. You will be asked for some basic information, including how the counselor can contact you directly to set up your initial appointment. All information you provide will be kept confidential.
WRAC leads efforts to prevent sexual assault and relationship violence on campus and in the community through educational trainings, a nationally-certified peer educator program, and two volunteer programs. Training workshops are available on request on topics including bystander intervention, healthy relationships, enthusiastic consent, and dismantling rape culture. Volunteer opportunities include MAC (Men’s Anti-Violence Council) and LEAP (Lead, Empower, Advocate, Prevent).
An intensive 5-day residential institute designed to empower women across the political spectrum and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in all sectors of public leadership.
Educational workshops and facilitated dialogues to help participants explore power, privilege, oppression, micro-agressions, and ways to work for positive change.
The University of Iowa Women’s Resource & Action Center is home to the UI Womxn of Colour Network Program Series. This program launched in Fall 2018 with the start of the WOCN Welcome Mixer at WRAC with an attendance that filled the house with students, faculty and staff womxn of colour.
Girls Rock Iowa City!
WRAC has partnered with Girls Rock Iowa City! to offer a one-week summer camp for aspiring young rock and rollers between the ages of 8 and 16 since 2014.
WRAC does not have funds available for direct financial assistance. If you are a student and/or community member facing serious financial hardship, please contact the Johnson County Crisis Center. The Crisis Center may be able to help, especially with food and clothing.
Can’t find what you need? Call the Center at 335-1486, and ask about referrals to UI, community, or state resources that might be available to you.
The Sojourner Truth Library is open with many new titles.
- Personal finance, budgeting, bankruptcy.
- Women’s health, self-care, healing from abuse, Anorexia, Bulimia, compulsive eating, societal messages to women, self-image, and more.
- Gender studies, LBGT studies, coming out, LBGT relationships, sex, marriage, parenting.
- Feminism theory, political essays, abortion.
- Domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, rape, alcoholism, drug addiction.
- Single parenting, adoption.Poetry, short stories, novels.
The library is open to the public for browsing and borrowing, and is located in the Reception Area as you enter the house. Whenever WRAC is open, the library’s open. Come in, browse, read, or check out books.
Covid-19 Counseling Update:WRAC will offer virtual counseling appointments for the Fall 2020 semester. To make an appointment, please contact wrac@uiowa. edu. Individual counseling services are available at WRAC. Counseling is provided by advanced doctoral students who are doing their practicum at WRAC as part of their PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Counseling services are confidential, and offered at no cost, to UI students, employees, and the public. To request counseling services, please email wrac@uiowa. edu. You will be asked for some basic information, including how the counselor can contact you directly to set up your initial appointment.Learn More
Womxn of Colour Network
The mission of the programming series is to create space for dialogue, support, and empowerment among students, faculty, and staff at University of Iowa. Through the co-creation of a supportive community of womxn, individuals will have the ability to explore their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, share lived experiences, and discuss what it means to be womxn of colour in our campus community.Learn More
Workshops & TrainingSign up here: https://endingviolence. uiowa. edu/workshops-and-training/
Bystander Intervention TrainingWRAC provides workshops to train participants in safe and effective ways to address inappropriate, offensive, harassing and dangerous conduct, to create a safe and welcoming community for us all. This interactive training introduces the principles of bystander intervention, teaching 12 specific skills to provide options for a wide variety of situations, and includes opportunities to practice them.
Iowa N.E.W. Leadership
Iowa N. E. W. Leadership is an intensive 5-day residential institute designed to empower women across the political spectrum and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in all sectors of public leadership. The Institute experience is built around a challenging curriculum that develops knowledge and skill in key areas, including: strategic communication, policy analysis, philanthropy, negotiation, community development, professional sustainability, relationship-building, productive engagement with difference, conflict and collaboration. Developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in 1991, the NEW Leadership ™ network currently includes 23 colleges and universities serving women nationwide.Learn More
Diversity & Inclusion
Womxn of Colour NetworkThe University of Iowa Womxn of Colour Network Series is hosted through (WRAC) Women’s Resource & Action Center.
Workshops and TrainingEducational workshops and facilitated dialogues to help participants explore power, privilege, oppression, micro-aggressions, and ways to work for positive change.
Scholarships and AwardsWRAC administers or helps to administer a number of scholarships and awards on campus, including the Jean Y. Jew Women’s Rights Award and the Margaret C. Benson Scholarship.
The Jean Y. Jew Women’s Rights AwardNomination Deadline:Please submit nominations to Laurie Haag, WRAC or by e-mail to wrac@uiowa. edu no later than February 21, 2020The Women's Resource & Action Center and the Council on the Status of Women are accepting nominations for the 2020 Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Award.