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Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies (GWS)


  Inclusive education for those working towards social equity.


Women's Studies aims to create a collaborative, inclusive environment that can support you in your studies while working towards your degree.

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.

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NEW! Student Loan Forgiveness Video

Check out our student loan forgiveness video to learn about programs that may help you get your educational loans canceled! Click here for the full version.

2017 MLK Peace Award Recipient
Maria Rangel Leon

This year, our Social Media Coordinator, Maria Rangel Leon, was awarded the very honorable MLK Peace Award. The annual MLK Peace Breakfast at Metropolitan State University celebrates the philosophy and values of Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting diversity and equality for all. The MLK Peace Award honors individuals who keep the spirit and dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. alive through their actions and contributions to peace, justice, diversity, equality and social change. We are very proud of Maria and all of the hard work she has accomplished. Her intersectional activism has made an impact on and off campus. Congratulations!

Video produced by John Arnold, MSU Denver Marketing and Communications.

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1059 9th Street Park

Campus Box 36
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

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