Welcome to Gender and Women's Studies
We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.
We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.
Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.
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Students in the GWS Integrating Seminar show you why you should join GWS.
To the students of Villanova University:
A letter from the co-directors of Gender and Women's Studies
By Dr. Catherine Kerrison & Dr. Timothy McCall
On November 15, 2016, The Villanovan
The national election results shocked many Americans, but women were particularly devastated. Initially, analysts pointed to unprecedented turnouts among rural, non-college educated men to explain Hillary Clinton’s defeat. But according to the Washington Post, it turns out that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, many of them middle class and educated. Why?
GWS is dedicated to making sure student voices and concerns are heard. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us or the following campus organizations and groups for support.
Dr. Catherine Kerrison, Academic Director of Gender & Women’s Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-519-4675
Dr. Tim McCall, Programming Director of Gender & Women’s Studies, email@example.com, 610-519-3897
Gender & Women’s Studies Steering Committee
Dr. Eloise Berry, Director, Office of Intercultural Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-519-6633
Mr. DeVon Jackson, Coordinator of the Association of Change and Transformation (ACT), email@example.com, 610-519-7829
Teresa Nance, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-519-4077
Brighid Dwyer, Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program, email@example.com, 610-519-3894
Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-519-4200
Student Groups: Feminova (email@example.com), NovaSVA, POWER
Sexual Assault Rescource Coordinator Team (SARC), On-call number (24/7, 365): 484-343-6028, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intergroup Relations (IGR) Facilitators
Ryan Rost, Title IX Coordinator, email@example.com, 610-519-8805
EthicsPoint: To report hurtful acts or acts of insensitive that cause concern, file a report with EthicsPoint by filling out this form.
Our Next GWS Event!
Women are leading and innovating with technology across Villanova’s campus and alumnae base. VU Women in Tech is the platform for us to share experiences, highlight opportunities for women in technology, and motivate those who hesitate.
The second annual VU Women in Tech summit will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. The event will be similar to last year's success but with all new speakers and topics. The conference is free of charge but seats are limited.