Student Resources

Student Resources

This page includes links that WGS students may find helpful. 

Campus Resources

  • SMU Women and LGBT Center: An SMU community that seeks to raise awareness about gender equity and LGBTQIA issues
  • Student Organizations
    • WIN: Dedicated to discussing ways to promote gender equality on and off-campus
    • Young Womens’ Christian Association (YWCA): Dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism through discussion on intersectionality
    • Spectrum: LGBTQ student organization
    • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE): A leadership-based student organization dedicated to improving the visibility of women in science and engineering through community efforts, including a mentoring program for young girls
    • Sisters Supporting Sisters (SSS): Provides programming and discussion for
    • Men for Equality: Student organization dedicated to discussing the role men play in gender-based oppression
    • Graduate Women’s Organization: Provides academic and social resources for women in SMU’s graduate programs
    • LGBT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Organization: A coalition of LGBTA faculty, staff, and graduate students with interest in networking, advocacy, and educational activities
  • Campus Events
    • The Food Chain: A monthly lunch series courtesy of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women and LGBT Center that seeks to facilitate discussion on the unique and varied experiences of women of color
    • Women’s Symposium: An annual forum that celebrates the evolving role that women of varied backgrounds play as leaders in their communities
    • Take Back the Night: An annual rally and march hosted by WIN that seeks to bring awareness to domestic violence against women
    • Vagina Monologues: A globally-acclaimed monologue play that seeks to raise awareness and support the efforts of local organizations in combating violence against women and girls

Local Resources

  • Health Services
  • Crisis Intervention
    • Genesis Women’s Shelter: Provides safety, shelter, advocacy, and other services to battered women and their children
    • DARCC: Offers comprehensive services and resources for women who have been victims of domestic violence
  • Legal Resources
    • Lambda Legal: The oldest legal organization dedicated to promoting the civil rights of LGBT people and those afflicted with HIV/AIDS
  • Philanthropy
    • Dallas Women’s Foundation: Regional women’s fund that strives to empower women and girls through investment in women’s philanthropy
  • Advocacy
    • Women’s Council of Dallas County: An activist group of members and organizations that organizes educational programs to combat issues within the community such as homelessness, sexual assault, and access to health services
  • LGBT
    • Resource Center Dallas: The largest non-profit in Dallas dedicated to serving and advocating the LGBTQ and HIV-affected community

Regional Resources

  • Women’s Business Council - Southwest: A non-profit organization that provides certification, support, education, networking, and other professional resources for women who own businesses in the Southwestern U.S.

National Resources

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If you have a resource you would like added to this page, please share it with us at womnstud@smu.edu