Governance Structure

The Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies department is lead by its chair and the Gender, Women Sexuality Studies Steering Committee (GSC). The GSC is comprised of five faculty members (elected by GWSS affiliated faculty) and one student (chosen by the director from faculty nominations). Though the program director holds ultimate responsibility for programmatic decisions, the GSC advises and provides support to facilitate the various goals of the program.   

The GSC meets on a monthly basis and all are welcome to attend these program meetings.

Each GSC member chairs one of the following subcommittees:

  • Course Approval and Curriculum Development
  • Assessment
  • Research Support
  • Faculty Advising and Development
  • Events
  • Student Initiatives