A strong and viable Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program is essential to the University's on-going mission of providing a quality undergraduate and graduate education. The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor and graduate certificate programs prepare students to think, act, and write critically about contemporary issues from a variety of interdisciplinary and multicultural lenses. Our students are encouraged to take leadership roles in their communities using these new insights and skills.
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is an interdisciplinary community of scholars committed to a transformative analysis of gender as it intersects with class/caste, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability, age, coloniality, and transnationality. We are engaged in innovative and collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service that promote alternative expressions of knowledge and socially responsible activism.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Excellence Fund supports WGS-related events around campus and towards our annual WGS Achievement Award, which is given to a graduating WGS minor on the basis of academic standing overall and in the minor, and for service to Women's and Gender Studies or on behalf of gender issues.