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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. 

‌Congratulations to Kate Thomas on being selected for the 2014-2015 AAUW National Advisory Committee! 

Kate Thomas studies speech communication at Metropolitan State University, Denver. Thomas believes it’s important to teach women that their contributions and ideas are valuable and that they shouldn’t apologize for academic excellence. Thomas began serving others and developing leadership experience early. In high school, she co-founded the Gay-Straight Alliance and has volunteered with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Thomas is also a supplemental instructor for an Introduction to Women’s Studies class at MSU Denver.


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.







 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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