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Registering for Classes? Look under our new major: Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies (GWS)

The mission of the Institute for Women's Studies and Services (IWSS) is to serve as a feminist 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.

Our office is unique in that we offer both academics (one major and two minors), as well as direct services to students. The services arm of IWSS empowers students, faculty, staff, and community members by providing access to resources and information that meet the needs of a diverse student body. Through our collaborations across campus, we also offer programing that encourages engagement in critical dialogue and advocacy for social justice.

At IWSS, we are committed to inclusive excellence in academic programming and services. All genders are welcome!


Upcoming Events

Bridge Speaker: Symone Sanders

  • Thursday, March 1 @11:00am
  • St. Cajetan's
  • Free of charge, open to all
  • A democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, Symone Sanders rose to prominence as the press secretary for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. She champions inclusivity and encourages you to embrace diverse voices and perspectives in the pursuit of building strong communities that will help change the world!

 For more events, visit the full IWSS Event Calendar!

IWSS Spotlight!

Take a peek at this article featured in the Westword and written by our amazing Associate Director, Eneri "Netty" Rodriquez! The article highlights Museo de las Americas' newest exhibit, Pachucos y Sirenas, which takes the audience on a nostalgic journey through Chicano history. The exhibit includes works about Caló, the slang that has shaped how Chicanos in the Southwest speak Spanish today, as well as rebellion and cultural pride. It explores the boundaries that Latina women push to reclaim their sexuality and individuality. Pachucos y Sirenas is also about the zoot suits and other fashion that came with that rebellion.

Article: Pachucos y Sirenas Looks Back at 1940s Chicano Counterculture


Featured Faculty

Check out this article by our very own affiliate faculty member, Linda Meric! As the Executive Director of 9to5 - a National Association of Working Women - she's answered countless calls about sexual harassment on their Job Survival Helpline and has hosted workshops about sexual harassment and the abuse of power for thousands of Coloradans. This worthwhile read details her hopes to change workplace and social culture so that all women feel safe and empowered to take action!

Article: "Why Women Often Haven't Reported Sexual Harassment"


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