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Women’s and Gender Studies


The study of women's and gender studies focuses on the experiences and perspectives of women and considers how gender intersects with other factors, such as race and class, to shape all of our lives.

Founded upon the integration of theory and practice, and of critique and imagination, women's and gender studies brings approaches from other disciplines and fields into conversation with each other and with critical theories about gender and power to address and improve the lives of women and, by extension, of children and men. Inspired by both feminist and Marianist traditions, the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of Dayton promotes:

  • Integration, collaboration, and personal engagement in learning
  • Development and dissemination of critical thinking for social justice
  • Appreciation and protection of human dignity and diversity
  • Leadership through responsibility and service to community

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Check out our academic program and our amazing faculty and staff from disciplines across campus!

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A Women's and Gender Studies degree is a valuable asset to any workplace you are interested in. Though we understand if you have questions!

WGS Events

Engaging with New Students WGS Ice Cream Social Ongoing Academic Engagement

WGS engages with new students at Up the Orgs! A fall event where students meet the clubs and organizations on campus!

WGS welcomed back students to campus with an Ice Cream Social in August!

Students got to have a discussion with visiting professor, Emily Kazyak, about sexuality, law, and inequalities.


Women's and Gender Studies Program

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322