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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.

OWA Spotlight

Mark your calendars! This year's Outstanding Women's Awards will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00pm in St. Cajetan's.

Come recognize the accomplishments of some of our outstanding students, alums, faculty members, staff members, or friends of the Institute that have been integral in espousing the goals of IWSS.

For more information, please visit OWA's website. You can also RSVP directly here!

Faculty Spotlight: Kat Martinez

Boys will be Boys?

Read about IWSS faculty member Katherine Martinez's latest article featuring her research regarding sibling abuse.

For more information, Katherine and colleague Courtney McDonald published a more in-depth study entitled, "By the Hands of Our Brothers: An exploration of sibling-to-sibling aggression for victimized heterosexual and sexual minority women." Their article can be found via Auraria's campus library and Taylor and Francis Online.


 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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