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The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy

Our mission is to serve as a hub for transformative education, programming, and advocacy on issues of gender equity and social inclusion. We aim to provide academic and holistic support for students targeted by sexism and other intersecting oppressions. At GITA, we are committed to inclusive excellence in academic programming and services.

Our office is unique in that we offer both academics, as well as direct supportive services to students. The academic program within GITA (one major and two minors) identifies and critically examines systems of power utilizing intersectional and transnational frameworks that allow for self-reflection and active engagement in social change. The services arm of GITA empowers students, staff, faculty, and community members by providing access to resources and information to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Through our collaborations across campus, we offer programming that encourages engagement in critical dialogue and advocacy for social justice. All identities are welcome!

Upcoming Events

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And just like that another year of successful academics & programming has passed! We are currently in the midst of building our Fall 2019-Spring 2020 event calendar. If you would like to collaborate with our team or have any burning ideas for events you'd like to see on campus, please give us a shout!

To check out more of GITA's events and programming, visit our Events page


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Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We are beyond proud of your journey and accomplishments. Here's to a brand new chapter - wishing you all the best in your next adventures!

Did you know that the Office of Alumni Relations provides benefits, services, and incredible opportunities for all members of the Roadrunner family, even after graduation? Check out their website for more information!

Noteworthy News

GITA's lounge area with two arm chairs on a multicolored, floral rug in the forefront. Behind the lounge area is a magazine rack to the left, and a full library to the right. WE’VE MOVED TO A NEW HOME! 9th Street Park has been so kind to our team over the years, but we’re thrilled for new beginnings! With two private wellness rooms, a dedicated kitchen, group study areas, computer workstations, a full library, conference room, and so much more - our newly constructed 3,771 square foot space is what dreams are made of. Come visit us in Boulder Creek 132 - located near the Colfax at Auraria Light Rail Station - all Auraria students and staff are welcome!

Want to take a virtual tour of our space? Visit our YouTube channel

Our Program Options

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"As a first generation, nontraditional student it is my goal to graduate to improve my family’s quality of life. It is my dream to materialize my parents unachieved educational dreams and to provide a more stable environment for my child than the one I grew up in. I plan on doing this by working toward the empowerment of the Latinx and immigrant communities. GITA has been a welcoming space and an incredible support to my dreams. They have been an ally to my mission and an accomplice in my journey of strengthening my voice and empowering other by sharing my story. Thank You GITA!"

Angela Maria Ortiz Roa

- Student Testimony -

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

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