Programs & Services

Connecting Women to Programs and Services for Success

The Women+s Resource Center provides a dedicated, safe, and welcoming space where women and students have access to a wide range of programs and services focused on their academic, personal, and professional success. These include:

  • Co-curricular programs for learning, dialogues, and community building
  • Community lounge to study, relax, and meet new friends
  • One-on-one support services and referrals for on and off-campus resources
  • Lending library with books and magazines focused on women (see wish list for donations)
  • Opportunities for campus involvement and leadership development, including our GLOW internship program
  • Toro food pantry and free hygiene supplies
  • Free scantrons and blue books
  • Coffee and tea station

While the WRC focuses primarily on women students and women’s issues, we are open to the entire campus community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members of all gender identities and expressions.

Women+s Retreat 

The annual Women+s Retreat is held in October. Applications are posted on Toro Link in September. 

See our FAQ below or contact the WRC at (310) 243-2486 for more information. 

What is the Women⁺s Retreat? What should I expect?

The Women⁺s Retreat is a co-curricular learning experience designed to bring together women of diverse backgrounds for a fun, educational, and empowering weekend. Students will participate in workshops and discussion groups exploring a variety of topics to promote self-reflection, identify development, and community-building. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities like archery and zip-lining.

Who can attend the Women⁺s Retreat?

All self-identified women currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at CSUDH are welcome to apply to attend the Women⁺s Retreat. We are inclusive of all those who identify as women and/or with womanhood, including trans women, cis women, queer women, straight women, and non-binary people who identify with womanhood.

How do I apply?

Apply on Toro Link HERE. The priority deadline is Wednesday, September 28th at 11:59pm. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and further details by Friday, September 30th, and those not accepted will be waitlisted.

Do I have to pay for the retreat?

The retreat is free for students to attend, but there is a $20 cash deposit required for accepted participants to hold their spot. The deposit will be returned following participation in the retreat, or if a student withdraws by Monday, October 10th. Cancelations after that date will result in forfeiture of the deposit. 

What if I can't attend the entire time? 

We depart for the retreat on Friday, October 14th at 11AM and return on Sunday at approximately 4PM. Because all student attendees must ride the charter bus to and from the location, attendance and participation for the entire duration of the retreat is mandatory.

Who facilitates the retreat?

Facilitators will include staff and faculty from the Women⁺s Resource Center and other campus departments.

What if I don't know anyone? 

Don’t worry, this will be a great way to meet new people! Many attendees are first-years, transfer students, or first-time retreat participants. The retreat includes large group activities as well as smaller discussion circles to provide a variety of opportunities for students to interact and share their experiences with one another. Staff facilitators are also there to help ensure that everyone feels included and comfortable.

Where will the retreat be held? 

The retreat will be held at Pali Retreat in the San Bernadino mountains.

What will the weather be like?

Throughout the day it can range from cool to moderately warm while at night it can get quite cold. We recommend checking the forecast for the Running Springs area prior to the retreat and bringing a jacket and warm pajamas.

What is provided?

Transportation to and from the retreat site, meals and snacks, and bedding are provided. Each cabin includes bunk beds, a bathroom, and a shower.

What should I bring?

Bring comfortable clothes for three days and two nights. There will be some outdoor activities, so you’ll need closed-toe shoes that are good for walking. Please bring personal toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush, pads/tampons, etc.). Other items you may want to consider: sunscreen, sunglasses and hat, bug spray, towel, prescription/over-the-counter medications (Advil, Tylenol, Dramamine, etc.), small flashlight, or a small blanket. 

Will there be time to do homework?

We pack a lot of programming into one weekend, so there’s not much free time left for homework. Participants are required to attend all meals, workshops, and activities, which are scheduled from approximately 8AM to 10PM. After all the programs are completed for the day, attendees can relax or do homework before going to sleep, but free time is quite limited.

Will I have cell reception or internet access?

Depending on your cell phone provider, you may have reception but it can be spotty. Wi-Fi coverage is available in the main meeting room. 


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