Why were the previous Family Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center incorporated into the WorkLife Office?

The Women’s Resource Center had expanded its mission to include people of all gender identities and that expertise will contribute to all our work, informing programs and services to be more responsive to the wide range of needs represented in our diverse community. Work life issues are not just women’s issues, but many work life initiatives have their genesis in women’s participation in the workplace, and that experience will be richly informative in designing and implementing work life programs for MSU faculty and staff.

The Family Resource Center has been at the forefront of developing family-centered resources, programs and services as well as helping to found the national association for work life offices for many years. It’s only natural that the WorkLife Office would include the FRC’s background, expertise and programs going forward.