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Welcome to the Institute for Women's Studies and Services

Inclusive education for those working towards social equity

Women's Studies aims at creating 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 indentities. 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 summer courses? 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!

Guaranteed-to-Succeed Mini Grant

The IWSS Guaranteed-to-Succeed Mini-Grant, funded by student fees, is designed to support students who demonstrate significant financial need and who otherwise might have a hard time paying for college. The grants will range from $500 - $1000.

The deadline for all applications is June 15,2016.

To apply, click here.

You can apply even if you are not a Women's Studies major or minor!

Access Center Awards

The Access Center launched its first annual Access Awards on April 24, 2015. The Access Awards recognize faculty and staff who have made MSU Denver a better place for students with disabilities.

This year, the Institute for Women's Studies and Services is proud to have been presented with the Collaboration Award. Thank you to Dr. Melissa Cermak for presenting us with this prestigious accolade!

For more information about the Access Center, visit their website.


 Institute Partners

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
American Association of University Women
Southwest Institute for Research on Women
National Women's Studies Association

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Campus Location:
1059 9th Street Park

Campus Box 36
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

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