Women and Gender Studies at Central Michigan University 

​Gender identity organizes our lives, defining the roles we are expected to fulfill and who we are expected to become at home and in the workplace. Built around a commitment to social justice, our program offers students the opportunity to examine intersections of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, class, and nationality, and to design a career path that combines knowledge of oppression and social inequality with valuable critical thinking, advocacy, communication, and problem solving skills. 

Program highlights

  • Interdisciplinary course of study to understand the ways gender shapes behavior, history, and social and political institutions

  • Major requires 30​ hours of coursework and a second major in any discipline; ​minor requires 24 hours of coursework

  • Student societies and organizations include Students Advocating Gender Equality (SAGE), Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates (SAPA), and Organization of Women Leaders (OWLs)​

 ​To join our mailing list, send an e-mail to Dr. JoEllen DeLucia, program director, at wgs@cmich.edu​.​​

​Women and Gender Studies Paper Prize​

Any papers about women's studies and/or gender studies are eligible.  Entry must be an assignment from a CMU course (does not have to be a WGS course). Any CMU student is eligible, but the submitter must be the sole author.  ​The paper must represent a substantial scholarly endeavor and will be judged on the quality of conceptualization and articulation, scholarship, originality, and written expression​, including the use of academic and standard written English conventions.

​​​Deadline:  TBA 2017/2018 academic year