Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions

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General FAQ's

What does the Gender & Women's Studies Department do, and how is it different from the Women's Resources Center?

The Gender & Women's Studies Department is dedicated to teaching and research on women, gender, and sexualities. The Women's Resources Center is a service program for women on campus and offers information, counseling, training and programming for a wide variety of issues affecting women.

How do I put an announcement, Spotlight or event on the GWS website?

Email Mel at with your GWS related announcement, news or events, and she will be happy to feature you on the page!

Where are the Women & Gender Information Resources?

Information about Women and Gender Studies Information Resources is available online. The Gender and Women's Studies Librarian is Cindy Ingold ( She can also be reached at 333-7998 to make an appointment.

Can I work for Gender & Women's Studies?

Gender & Women's Studies hires several teaching assistants every year. Hiring usually begins in February for the following academic year. Contact Jacque Kahn, at, for details.

I am not a member of the university community. Can I attend Gender & Women's Studies events?

Yes. Many of our events are free and open to the public. You can check the Calendar for the next upcoming event. You can sign up to be on our listserv by emailing

How can I contribute to the Gender & Women's Studies Department?

See our Make a Gift page for details.

As a graduate student, can I get a Graduate Minor in Queer Studies?

Yes! Please see our page on the Graduate Minor in Queer Studies for more details.