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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10/01/2016 - 10/31/2016


Join the LGBTQA Resource Center throughout the month of October for multiple events for OUTober!

10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016

A Teach-In: Standing Rock Protests & Protective Actions

This two day teach-in will consider a range of issues, including sovereignty and colonial law, sex trafficking and feminist issues, Indigenous knowledges and education, water rights and protection, health and healing, and more.


The WGSS Fall 2016 newsletter is now available. Check it out to see highlights from last semester and exciting upcoming events and initiatives.

Check out the magazine created by the Fall 2015 Intro to WGSS course!