In the wake of the Orlando shooting we at the Institute of Women's Studies and Services would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the victims of Pulse nightclub, their families and the LGBTQ community as a whole. We do not condone these acts of violence, terror and hatred against the LGBTQ community. Here at IWSS, we have pledged to serve as a safe space for all members of the Aurania Campus regardless of race, ability, religion, nationality, gender identity, class, or sexual orientation. Anyone struggling and in need of support after this horrific and inexcusable act of violence is welcome to come to the Institute and speak with a staff member or just have a safe place to rest. #WeAreOrlando
-Institute for Women's Studies and Services
Inclusive education for those working towards social equity
The mission of the Institute for Women's Studies and Services is to serve as a feminist hub for transformative education, programming, and advocacy on issues of gender inclusion and social equity.
IWSS is the only department on campus that offers a services component to students on campus, in addition to academics. The Institute, its services, and its classes are open to all gender identities. Whether you want to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies, a minor in Women's Studies, fulfill your multicultural requirement for graduation, or simply register for some of our classes because of your own interests, our classes are always open.
Please check out our menu to the left to learn a little more about what classes and services IWSS offers, as well as special events and discussions we host!
And be sure to drop in any time for more information, or simply to relax and de-stress.
Looking for an exciting Fall 2016 omnibus course to add to your schedule?
Come join Social Justice and the Memoir (CRN 55187) to explore how the memoir can be used as a vehicle for discovery and dissemination of social justice themes as they connect to the lived experiences of the authors.
This class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 12:15pm (3 credit hours).
Check out our Academics section to see a few of the available courses we offer that are still accepting students. Many of these go towards fulfilling your General Studies or Multicultural requirements!
Are you considering Women's Studies for a major or minor? Check out what you can do with a degree by clicking here. Don't forget, you can always call to talk to an advisor if you need help!