Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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A Solid Foundation
The interdisciplinary major & minor sequences in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
support Illinois Wesleyan University's commitment to diversity and social justice
through courses that open discussion about the ways in which gender and sexuality
construct our lives and institutions. WGSS courses across multiple departments focus
on gender and LGBTQ+ issues in academic study, consider feminist and queer perspectives
in philosophy, politics, and history, and challenge assumptions about women's roles,
gender identities, and sexualities in American and world cultures. WGSS courses are
open to all undergraduates and most offer general education credit to meet diverse
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Course List for Fall 2023
Iota Iota Iota (Tri-Iota) is the academic honor society for the field of Women’s,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and
support scholarship and excellence in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at IWU.
Pride Alliance is a cultural RSO that advocates for equality for all students regardless
of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. This includes safety of all
students on campus, representation, awareness, and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals,
and providing a support system and space for LGBTQ+ people to be authentic.
Feminism: Equality Matters
Feminism: Equality Matters (F:EM) is a registered student organization dedicated to
promoting equality and respect on campus and in society. The goal of F:EM is to create
a safe, comfortable space for individuals on Illinois Wesleyan's campus to explore
intersectional issues such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality
and socioeconomic status and how it influences their perceptions of the world and
how others perceive them.
Studying abroad is a great opportunity to study the intersection of gender and other
minority group status. It is also a chance to take classes and explore topics.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Located in the upper level of the Hansen Student Center, the Office of Diversity &
Inclusion (ODI) is dedicated to the promotion of a campus community that appreciates,
encourages, and celebrates diversity.