Welcome to WGSS

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program draws on the humanities, arts, and social and physical sciences to explore the broad range of intellectual questions concerning the social location of women and men and the ways in which gender and sexuality are embedded in and structure our everyday lives. Students are exposed to an ever-evolving body of knowledge that includes a focus on how gender and sexuality relate to other axes of power and identity, including race, class, and ethnicity. The WGSS program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. We have many opportunities for students, faculty, and scholars. WGSS and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society


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Girls & Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy with Author Peggy Orenstein

Join WGSS and our co-sponsors in welcoming New York Times best-selling author Peggy Orenstein to campus to read from and discuss her latests book Girls & Sex.

03/01/2017 - 03/31/2017

Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2017

The Women Take the Reel film festival is an annual collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the GCWS that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class, and/or feminism in celebration of women's history month.