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Lead SMC into the Next 40 Years!

Women joined the SMC student body in 1970.  Since then a number of women have had a significant impact on the campus and community.  Be part of the next generation of SMC's future. 

Check Out Our New Name

In Fall 2011 we changed our name from Women's Studies to Women's and Gender Studies.  Our name change better reflects the range of interests of our students and the variety of important questions that our program pursues. 

Join the Conversation

We question what is "normal" and work together to imagine (and create) a world of meaningful equality.  When we think we've found answers, we start asking questions again. 

Meet Our Fun, Friendly Faculty

Our students and faculty form mentoring relationships that last a lifetime.  Our alums stay in touch and help our graduates form networks beyond their college years. 

But What's with the Pink Gloves?

Learn about our graduation tradition and join the Pink Glove Revolution!

We don't always accept things the way they are.  We want to understand justice, equality, empowerment, and action in ever-evolving ways.  And we want to use what we learn to improve the circumstances of those around us.  Join us!

Have the chance to critique societal norms and explore new ways of thinking about gender, race, class, sex, and other social inequalities in our community of engaged thinkers and intelligent activists.

Women’s and Gender Studies offers you the opportunity to critically examine issues of gender across many fields of knowledge and study the varied contributions and experiences of women across historical periods and cultures. Since the 1960s Women’s Studies students - women and men - have found that embarking on such a course of study has a profound effect on their academic and personal lives. The questions and insights that Women’s and Gender Studies scholars bring to their fields of inquiry have expanded the traditional boundaries of intellectual investigation and generated new areas of research and teaching that address class, race, sexuality, and global concerns.

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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