Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at 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.”



  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) works to motivate female students to enter careers in science, engineering, mathematics and technology and to support them in their studies.
  • Women's Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) is a member-based community organization that promotes and supports the students and faculty of the University of Arizona Gender & Women's Studies Department and its activities.
  • Women's Plaza of Honor is a warm, inviting and meditative gathering place located on the University of Arizona campus for the purpose of publicly and permanently celebrating women, and funding an endowment for Gender & Women's Studies.
  • Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is the research institute branch of the University of Arizona Gender & Women's Studies Department. Its mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, inter-institutional research, professional development, and outreach programs dealing with women's issues.



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