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. 

Fall 2017 Courses!
Please feel free to contact the director or other WGS faculty advisors with questions about your plans. ​

Women and Gender Studies fall courses

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 2016/2017 academic year