Allegheny women’s, gender, and sexuality studies students put theory into practice

We’ll help open a conversation that dives deep into the dynamics of power and pushes you to think creatively about transforming our communities. You’ll explore gender and sexuality as central formations in society.

Our women’s, gender, and sexuality studies students expand their knowledge through internships, student organizations, community engagement, study away, and more.

Beyond the classroom

In Fall 2023, faculty and students are co-building the inaugural gender lab at Allegheny, which will be focused on research, leadership, and job/career preparation.

Student Organizations

There are various student clubs and organizations that students with an interest in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies can get involved in right here on campus, including:

  • Athena House
  • Students Advocating for Reproductive Options (SARO)
  • Feminism Amplified, Coalition for Equality (FACE)
  • Pride Alliance
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Women’s Studies Lecture Series

The Women’s Studies Lecture Series brings noteworthy feminist scholars and contemporary figures to campus in order to raise awareness of women’s issues. Recent events have included a lecture and slide show by the Guerrilla Girls, a lecture and workshop by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Shenpen, a talk on “Women and Islam,” a lecture by the cultural critic Tania Modleski, and a discussion led by Jennifer Baumgartner and Amy Richards, authors of Manifesta.

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

Effects of Queer Media Represen tation on Queer People

'It’s Like Taking a Big Bite of a Whopper’: Breastfeeding Support From the Perspective of WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Radical Joy at the Neuroqueer Nexus

On the Outside Looking In or the Inside Looking Out?: Analyzing Insider and Outsider Paths to Congress Among Women and Women of Color in 2018 and 2020