Gender and Women's Studies


How Gifts Make a Difference

Thanks to a generous gift from gender and women’s studies faculty members, the first $1,000 of all gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar! This year, our fundraising goals focus on supporting our students via academic, leadership, and professional development scholarship opportunities. We hope to be able to recognize academic excellence among our students, promote student research in gender and women’s studies, support professional development opportunities, and help fund travel to conferences and national meetings. Your gift would help us recognize excellence and support our students in their professional growth and development.


Why We Need Your Support

We are one of the oldest and most respected departments of gender and women’s studies in the country. Our interdisciplinary curriculum prepares our students for continuing graduate and professional education, as well as employment in diverse fields, from marketing to social work. We see the classroom as a potent site for the production of self-knowledge, where students look beyond their own perspectives to understand the lives of other people. Our students are engaged in classes, research, internships, extracurricular organizations, and other activities that enhance their experience at the UW, but more importantly, that prepare them to excel in their careers when they graduate.