About the Centre
The Women's Centre Collective grew out of the Women's Caucus of the Simon Fraser Student Society, which held its first meetings in 1968. The first Women's Centre on campus opened in 1974, and many years later the Centre moved to its current space in TC 3013. Since its establishment on the hill the Centre's has brought about the improvement of campus childcare facilities, International Women's Day events, December 6 vigils, self-defense classes and other feminist programs. The Centre is funded by the Simon Fraser Student Society and also receives funding from the Graduate Student Society.
24/7 Lounge Area: Open to all self-identified women! The lounge is a great place to study and hang out among other women.We have chairs, couches, and blankets for napping, and a fully equipped kitchen and fridge for making your own food. We also offer a phone, pads and tampons, safer sex supplies, tea, coffee, snacks and canned food, and information on support resources across the Lower Mainland - all for free! Trans* and intersex women are welcome in the lounge and gender policing will not be tolerated in this space.
All Genders Resource Area: Open to folks of all genders! Here you can find our helpful Coordinator and Resource Assistant, an amazing library with over 5000 resources, as well as crisis referrals and peer support. Our Collective meets in this area to organize all of our volunteer opportunities and events. We have a couch for you to hang out on, as well as a microwave, kettle, and a small fridge. You can also find some of our specialty outreach items, such as free pregnancy tests and latex-free oondoms, in this area.
A Proud Member of the Rotunda
Located between the Gym and the Maggie Benston Centre, the Rotunda is a space where students can meet to organize and socialize on campus. Attached to the Rotunda are 6 groups: the Women's Centre, Out On Campus, the First Nations Student Association, SFPIRG, CJSF, and the African Caribbean Heritage Students' Association (ACHSA), each of which contribute immeasurably to the student experience on campus, and are great allies of the Women's Centre. To learn more about the Rotunda groups please visit www.studentrotunda.ca.