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Office Closed

The WGSS Program office is closed for the summer as they redo the piping on the second floor of Rachel Cooper. The office is expected to reopen on August 15, 2023 after the work is completed. In the meantime, please contact us with questions and concerns at

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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program


  • WGSS Resource Room

    WGSS Resource Center

    The WGSS Resource Center provides a meeting place for individual or group studying, a 1,500+ volume library, computers, printing services, food and beverages, and a safe space for students to meet and hang out. The WGSS Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor of Rachel Cooper Hall, in Room 234.

  • Students observe artwork in the Rachel Cooper Gallery.

    Rachel Cooper Gallery Features Student Artists

    Since 2008, the WGSS Program has offered ISU Fine Arts students opportunities to exhibit their work in our small gallery setting. Students interested in curating both individual and group shows must apply for these opportunities in advance. Applications can be found here .

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Williams Hall in the fall
Everyone is welcome to attend the second annual Communities of Belonging and Success (COBAS) Taller (Workshop) on Thursday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Williams Hall, Room 314. The workshop is made possible by an Illinois State University Provost Innovation and Enhancement Grant. There is no cost for attending, but participants must register in advance with Lourdes Concepción Cabán at 

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