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  • Women's and Gender Studies

    The Women’s and Gender Studies program provides a unique, interdisciplinary study of women’s roles in society and culture and the impact of gender on important issues, such as the workplace, health care, family life, politics and education. Courses are taught by a variety of professors from across the university to offer a diverse blend of historical, social, artistic and scientific perspectives on the study of women and gender. New additions to the curriculum include an online Women’s and Gender Studies Minor and a Women and Science Certificate that is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of equality and diversity among science- and health-related fields.

    The program helps to foster a strong sense of community through student organizations such as TRIOTA (Women’s Studies National Honor Society) and the Campus Feminist Organization, and through the Women’s Center, which offers a supportive environment to socialize and share ideas and works to educate the campus community on ways to eliminate barriers, prejudice and bigotry. The interdisciplinary curriculum paired with the program’s underlying philosophy of respect, equality and empowerment prepares students to become leaders and influencers of positive change in a wide array of professional fields.

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    Thursday, April 27 | 12-4 p.m. | Campus Mall Students from the MSUM Experimental Printmaking class will be hosting a public printmaking intervention in the Great White Hall (event moved from the campus mall) on Thursday, April 27 from 12-4 p.m. All are welcome to screenprint feminist and anti-oppressive messages onto clean underwear during the […]

    ‘Gender and the 2016 Election’ Colloquium

    Friday, Nov. 18 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center (Bridges 154) Please join us for the WGS Colloquium talk presented by Dr. Kjersten Nelson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at NDSU called, “Gender and the 2016 Election.”  The colloquium will take place Friday, Nov. 18 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the […]

    Diversity and Inclusion Event

    DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION Sept. 28 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Intercultural Center – CMU 121  Sample pan de muerto, learn about the holiday, and create some crafts! Questions? Contact Diversity and Inclusion at or 218.477.2652.

    Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Talk on Friday

    Friday, Sept. 16 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Women’s Center (Bridges 154)  Women’s and Gender Studies will host the first colloquium talk of the year Friday, Sept. 16 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Women’s Center (154 Bridges). Talk: “Wolf Whistles Dressed in Sheep’s Clothing: Street Harassment’s Role in Normalizing Objectification […]

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