Student Involvement in Program Governance

The faculty of Women & Gender Studies strongly believe in student participation in all aspects of education. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the classroom, and are invited to take an active role in the governance of the department.

Matters concerning the WGS curriculum, degree requirements, and other programmatic issues are based on decisions of the WGS department, composed of the core faculty, associated faculty, and students.

All WGS minors are welcome to attend WGS departmental meetings. Please contact us to receive meetings announcements and meeting minutes.

Student Organizations

Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction at the University of Illinois at Springfield has the goal of promoting diversity, ethnicity, and unity of all women and allies at the university through the acts of volunteering, fortifying cultural awareness and fostering leadership while maintaining a strong academic focus. Read more

Women's Center

The Women's Center works to improve the status of women in higher education by addressing matters of particular concern to women. The Women's Center promotes a campus climate that is safe, healthy, and respectful of all people. Read more