Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies office is closed to the public, but you can reach us, Monday–Friday 8am-4pm, at 520-621-7338 or by email to SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu

We at the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”


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You can support GWS!

Any of the links below will take you a page on the UA Foundation website where you can make a direct and secure credit card donation to the selected fund. 


Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment  Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, a longtime faculty member and former head of the UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, is a major founding figure in women’s studies. As Kennedy prepares for retirement, her colleagues and friends have banded together to fund an endowment in her name.

Read more about the Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy Endowment.

Read a Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy tribute in the recently published issue of Voices.


The Women's Plaza of Honor  The Women's Plaza of Honor publicly and permanently celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the history of Arizona or whose lives have otherwise enriched the lives of others.


Women's Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) is a member-based community organization that promotes and supports the students, faculty and activities of the University of Arizona Gender and Women's Studies Department.


Monique Witting Writer's Scholarship  In honor of Monique Wittig, the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in
literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of
Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.

Gender and Women's Studies - Unrestricted  The mission of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies is to promote and support teaching, research and outreach that works to contest the historical, ongoing and pervasive gender-based oppressions within society.


Or, if you prefer to donate by check simply make your check payable to: "UA Foundation" and designate one of the funds listed above on the memo line and send to:

Department of Gender & Women's Studies
P.O.Box 210438
Tucson, AZ 85721-0438

For more information, please contact the Department directly,

(520) 621-7338

Thank you so much for your support!