Center for Women’s Studies

The Center for Women’s Studies is a multipurpose space where students, faculty, and staff can gather to discuss topics like feminist theory and praxis, intersectionality, privilege, and oppression.

About the Center

Located in East Hall, the Center for Women’s Studies serves as an academic, cultural, and social space for the Colgate community (campus map).

Housing student groups and featuring students’ senior feminist praxis projects on the walls, the center offers a space for critical and healing community engagement. The center is home to the LGBTQ+ Initiatives office, LGBTQ Studies, and women’s studies.

Each Tuesday afternoon, the center hosts brown bag lunches, bringing together the Colgate community with lectures and presentations on various gender issues. These brown bag lunches encourage discussion and action by community members involving these topics.

Facilities

The Center for Women's Studies has a number of facilities serving students' academic, extracurricular, study, and recreational needs.

There is an open floor plan lounge, a classroom, a seminar room, offices, and a library with a wide array of print resources on women’s studies, gender, sexualities, women’s health, race, and feminist theory.

In March 2015, Colgate participated in the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium’s Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey.

HEDS Survey

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