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Women*s Center

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Our Resources

The Women*s Center offers a range of resources to the WSU Community, including food assistance, activity space, and skill building for leadership development.  Many of our resources are student-driven and community supported, and we see them as an integral part of a seamless learning and living environment. 

  • Lavender Lounge and Lactation Space

    This recently updated space provides a private, comfortable place to feed a child or use a breast pump. It's also available for meditation, prayer, quiet contemplation, meetings, interviews, cat nap and as a casual lounge area when not otherwise in use. If you need to reserve it for a specific time, you may do so using our online reservation form or contact us directly. You're also welcome to walk in at any time. 

    Room Amenities

    Comfy couch and chairs, mini-fridge, shelving, nursing pillow, Clorox wipes, a kitchen sink nearby, white noise machine, blankets, pillows, privacy film on windows, lock the door from the inside, lamp lighting, and a power strip near the chair and couch.


    Our thanks go to Sydney Pederson, who captured the spirit of this room.  We love displaying her work, and greatly appreciate her thoughtfulness.

    couch, chair, and lamp in lounge

    Couch and chair in lounge

    Desk with side lamp, shelves, and small fridge

    Desk with fridge, shelves, and side lamp

    painting of a green woman holding a baby

    Sydney's gift

  • Rosario*s Place

    “This is great. I really appreciate your help. We feel so blessed and thoughtful living in this community full of love and caring.”

    – Anonymous WSU student-parent

    Introducing, the new Cougar Food Pantry location!

    Rosario's Place no longer holds or accepts food donations as WSU has centralized all pantries to a new campus food pantry: The Cougar Food Pantry! The Cougar Food Pantry is located here at the Washington State University, Pullman campus (CUB Ground Floor across from The Bookie). The pantry offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and nonperishable items to students experiencing food insecurity.

    About Rosario's Place

    Rosario's Place assists WSU student-parents with supplying their children with wonderful and generous items that brings happiness to families. Rosario’s Place provides FREE new & gently used items for children up to 6 years of age. Visit us!

    • WSU Women*s Center
    • Wilson-Short Hall Suite 8
    • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • 509-335-6849

    Want to donate?

    Thanks to the overwhelming support and contributions of our campus and community (including WSU student organizations, the Cougar Food Pantry, and Pullman community members), Rosario’s Place has been in operation for 4 years! 

    The Women*s Center accepts both monetary and supply donations to keep Rosario's Place operating.

    Supply donations: due to COVID-19 regulations and in order to maintain the upstanding reputation of Rosario’s place, the W*C asks that

    • Donated articles of clothing be new & clean and folded neatly in boxes or bags
    • Used (or new) books/toys are in excellent condition
    • New, unopened disposable diapers, wipes, creams, oils, and powders
    • Feeding tools be in original, unopened packaging

    *Please note that the Center cannot accept food/formula products OR large items such as car-seats, carriers, strollers, or baby furniture. Items that are not used after 90 days become property of the Women*s Center and may be donated to a charity of our choice.

    Money donations: give directly to the Women*s Center!

  • Scholarship Opportunity

    Women's Center Student Achievement Scholarship

    The WSU Women's Center awards one or two scholarships a year to students who apply and meet the necessary criteria. The awardee(s) will be chosen by the committee after the scholarship deadline (September 10, 2021) has passed. The application form is available online. The application process includes a brief personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and your current academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

    Your personal statement should address the following questions:

    1. Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship? How have you achieved success, academically or otherwise?
    2. How will this scholarship help you reach your academic and career goals?
    3. What challenges have you faced as you've sought an education?
    4. How have you been involved with the Women's Center and/or Coalition for Women Students?
    5. How would this scholarship help address an unmet financial need?

    One of your letters of recommendation must be from a faculty member who can describe your academic work; the other can be from anyone who can speak to your character, challenges, needs, or goals, faculty or otherwise, as long as that person is not a relative.

    This scholarship both rewards past achievements and looks toward supporting students in their future endeavors. The committee takes grades, unmet financial needs, and additional challenges that students face in seeking success into account when choosing the awardee(s). To qualify, undergraduates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and graduates a minimum GPA of 3.0.  If you have any questions about this process, please email us or stop by the Women's Center, on the ground floor of Wilson-Short Hall, during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

    Washington State University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers a major in Women's Studies, along with two minors: Women's Studies and Queer Studies. Students are also welcome to take WGSS courses without certifying in the major or minor(s) as well. 

    For more information on the program, including Professors, major/minor requirements, and courses being offered, please visit the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program website.