Women's Research and Resource Center

  • WRRC group photo, Phenomenal Women award event
  • The Women's Research and Resource Center
  • WRRC group photo, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women's Research and Resource Center

Two students at table for Domestic Violence Awareness MonthThe Women's Research and Resource Center, supported by the College of Humanities and Associated Students, serves as a place where students on campus and in the community can find resources and services.

The Center is directed by Prof. Shira Brown, a CSUN alumnus and lecturer in the Gender and Women's Studies Department. The Center has a Student Director, usually from the Gender and Women's Studies Department. There is currently one student director, Lizette Padilla.

WRRC Food and Toiletry Pantry





Following CSUN's closure policies, in response to COVID-19, the WRRC will remain closed until CSUN announces campus opening. However, the WRRC Food & Toiletry Pantry remains "open" with a no-contact option, and by appointment only. If you are in need of food and toiletries, please email our director, Shira Brown, with a list of requested items (please include quantities, your email address, phone number and student I.D. number). We will do our best to package a box of items per your requests and arrange a time for a "no-contact" pick-up.


New Wellness Vending Machine at CSUN!

Wellness Machine

The Women's Research and Resource Center, along with campus partners including the Klotz Student Health Center, The University Corporation, the University Student Union, The F Word, the Masters of Social Work department and Associated Students, has launched the first Wellness Vending Machine in the CSU system. It is located in the Sol Center, USU. 

What does it carry?

Emergency Contraceptive (ECP)
Pregnancy Tests

Why a Wellness Vending Machine?

To provide students access to much-needed health & wellness resources in a timely manner, at a competitive price and flexible hours. At the local pharmacy, My Way typically costs $50. The vending machines carry them for $25.

Is Emergency Contraception Legal?

YES! My Way ECP is approved for Over the Counter sale for any person, regardless of age. My Way can prevent pregnancy, but should not be used if you are already pregnant.

Do other universities have wellness machines?

YES! Several universities around the country provide ECP via vending machines with positive results. CSUN is the first CSU to implement this resource!