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Department of WGSS Program Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission

    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 interdisiciplinary and multicultural lenses. WGSS students are encouraged to take leadership roles in their communities using these new insights and skills.

  • Our Vision

    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.