Women's and Gender Studies Program

Women's and Gender Studies Program Women's and Gender Studies Program

For the past three decades, our department has invited students and faculty to question all suppositions, givens, and assumptions about the ideas and notions surrounding gender and sexuality. 

Drawing on Saint Mary’s traditions of critical thinking and social justice, we ask the community to imagine what an inclusive and just society might look like, engaging everyone in making the ideal of equality and social justice a reality.

With our small interactive classes, well-respected faculty, and careful academic and career advising, you will leave this program well-equipped to make an impact in any field you choose. We are here to help make your aspirations a reality.


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Speaker Series

Our ​​​​Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker Series brings important thinkers and activists to campus to engage and debate. Past speakers have included Angela Davis, Alice Walker, and Gloria Steinem.

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Center for Women & Gender Equity

Discover the CWGE, ​​which is dedicated to providing outreach, education, referrals, and support to empower people of all genders to succeed on campus.

School Information

Denise Witzig, WaGS Director


Lori Erokan, WaGS Administrative Assistant


Women's and Gender Studies Main phone line