From the Introduction:

Despite a thirty-year history of campus-based women’s centers, relatively little research has been generated. Much of the research that does exist deals primarily with northeastern centers, and it exclusively focuses on the campus-based women’s centers which are professionally staffed (National Women’s Training Project 1980; Stineman 1984). Thus there is little if any research about student run/student funded centers.

This article will add to the research on campus-based women’s centers by focusing on a West Coast student-run center that was created in 1971 and still exists today. It will discuss the origins and current status of the Women’s Resource Center at San Jose State University (SJSU) which is funded by the Associated Students (A.S.).