The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy offers both academics (one major and two minors) and direct services to students.

Our Commitment

The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy stands for the justice and equitable treatment of our Black, Brown Indigenous, & Immigrant students. We recognize that individuals with these identities are facing increased institutionalized hostility and marginalization during these precarious times.

Upcoming Events

Cereal Bar

Every Tuesday


Plant ParentHood

August September 13, 2023


Women and Gender Equity in Leadership Summit

November 3, 2023



Learn more about GITA Staff and Faculty & explore the services we offer.

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GITA offers multiple DEI trainings that can be adapted to the needs of your office or group.

Our Vision, Mission and Goals

Our Vision

The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy’s vision is of a queer feminist future in which people and communities are free from all forms of oppression and fear. We envision a world in which liberated communities live with dignity and joy!

Our Mission

The feminist mission of the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy is to provide space for those most impacted by the intersecting oppressions present in our society and everyday lives. As such, we collaborate through academics, advocacy, and programming to equip students and communities with the skills to empower themselves to abolish systems of oppression through education towards liberation.

Our Goals

The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy’s goals are to create space for oppressed groups to build community, organize for liberation, and engage in self-care.  Further, our goals are to teach critical analysis, communication, and organizing skills so that students feel empowered to work against the systems of oppression in their lives and communities.

Our Values

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The Auraria Campus was bustling with students the first week of classes starting Aug. 23, 2021.

Giving to the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy

Your generous donations support MSU Denver students pursue their dreams.

Your tax-deductible donation will help the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy continue to provide a quality and competitive education for our students.

Contact US

Main Line: 303-615-2052 | [email protected]

Hours of Operation: M-T 9am-4pm, Available Fridays Virtually

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 36
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

Campus Location:
Boulder Creek, Room 132
950 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204