A strong and viable Women's and Gender Studies Program is essential to the university's on-going mission of providing a quality undergraduate and graduate education. The Women's and Gender Studies minor and graduate certificate programs prepare students to think, act, and write critically about contemporary issues from a variety of interdisiciplinary and multicultural lenses. WGS students are encouraged to take leadership roles in their communities using these new insights and skills.
The Women's and Gender 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.