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Name: Women's Studies and Resource Service

Historical Note:

In April 1976 a group of interested faculty, staff, students, and community members met and decided to establish a Women's Resource Center, and to investigate the possibility of initiating a program in Women's Studies at the University of Houston at Clear Lake City. By October of that year, a permanent committee on Women's Studies had emerged. The committee developed a concentration in Women's Studies, which was open to enrollment by the fall of 1977. The committee also organized activities for Women's Week at UH/CLC, which took place beginning January 31, 1977. Women's Week was repeated in 1978 and 1979.

Meanwhile, a home for the proposed Women's Center was found in part of a faculty suite. A description of the Center, drafted in November of 1979, states that its purpose was "to provide a continuous input from the diverse segments of the UH/CLC community and organizations in the Women's Center…and to provide continuity in the philosophy and operation of the Women's Center." The Center was renamed the "Women's Resource Service" in September of 1977 and became a formal unit within the Student Services Counseling Center.

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