The Department of Women, Ethnicity, and Intersectional Studies (WEIS) is the academic home for analyzing gender in relationship to and situated within different forms of power, such as economic and social class, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and national identities. Students learn to think critically about social institutions—family, work, education, media, and the state–images, ideologies about what is accepted as “natural,” and dominant concepts of knowledge and reality. Students and faculty investigate changes in lives across the gender spectrum emerging in different national and cultural contexts and use their professional contributions to enhance the academic life in Fairmount College, at WSU, and beyond.


Equality in Action

The Center for Women's studies serves a dual purpose: it offers a major and minor through an abundance of courses and acts as a campus and community resource and research center for shcholarship concerning women. Unique in the state of Kansas, the Center for Women's Studies at Wichita State is one of the longest-standing, degree-granting, autonomous Women's Studies centers in the country. A true interdiscipliary program, students can choose to study from cross-listed courses in fields such as Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, History, Art, English, Religion, Ethnic and Minority Studies, Administration of Justice, Political Science and Communication.

 What will you do with a Women's Studies degree?


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More Information

 The Center for Women's Studies faculty and staff are fully commited to providing students with a well-rounded, enriching, and gratifying learning experience. Click the link to learn more about our dedicated professors, lectureres, and other staff members.
The Center for Women's Studies and its student organization, SAFE, host and sponsor many events throughout the academic year. Click the link for more information on these events. 
The Plaza of Heroines is a space Built for Women by Women, located in front of the Ablah Library between Clifton and Jabara Halls. Click the link for more information and to see how you can honor the women in your life with a place at the Plaza.