Institute for Women's Studies and Services

‌T‌he mission of the Institute for Women's Studies and Services is to serve as a hub for transformative education, programming and advocacy on issues of gender equity and feminism. 

 Our office is located at 1059 9th Street Park.
Welcome to the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services!  The Institute offers a unique combination of an academic women’s studies program, as well as services and activities typically offered through a women’s center. In addition to information about women’s studies and the types of services we offer, the Institute website contains a database of community scholarships to assist students in seeking financial support for their education, as well as information on local community resources. We also sponsor a number of events and activities focused on feminism and social justice throughout the academic year.
Please contact us at 303-556-8441 for academic advising, support services, or information about our website or our programs.

Registration for the 2014 Outstanding Women's Awards is now open! Click here to RSVP today!


The Institute for Women's Studies and Services is dedicated to both the academic success of our students and pursuing social justice in the community. Our faculty is excellent proof of our commitment! 

Meet Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, award-winning Professor of Women's Studies and co-founder of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking! Dr. Alejano-Steele recently spoke at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference in New York. Read about her experience here. You can learn more about her work here or watch her TEDx Talk.


What do YOU want to see on our website? What classes do YOU want us to offer? We want to know YOUR thoughts, feelings and opinions! You can make suggestions, pose questions, or provide feedback here.‌‌

Institute Partners
National Women's Studies Association The Institute is an Institutional Member of the National Women's Studies Association.


Southwest Institute for Research on Women The Institute is a Regional Campus Partner of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women.


‌ The Institute is a community partner of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking.


American Association of University Women The Institute is an Institutional Member of the American Association of University Women.

Our office is located in the historic park area of campus, and is not wheelchair accessible. Please call ahead for an appointment and we will make accommodations for that day. You can also call us when you are on campus, and we will meet you at an alternative location. We apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.