Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

  • March 18, 2024

    Illustration of six different women. The text reads, Women for Women, the possibilities are numerous, once we decide to act and not react. Quote by Gloria Anzaldua

    Women’s History Month poster contest entries showcased in the SHED

    As part of RIT’s Women’s History Month celebrations, students from across the university submitted their poster designs to the annual Women’s History Month poster contest. The theme of each contest entry is crafted around a quote from Audre Lorde’s collection of essays, Sister Outsider.

  • October 18, 2023

    a trio of photos showing gun ink being made

    From Trauma to Hope

    On October 24, gun-ink maker and artist Thomas Little presents workshop and demo.

  • February 27, 2023

    Beyond the Ratio poster for RIT celebration for women. Simple line drawings of women's faces.

    Events planned at RIT to commemorate Women’s History Month

    Several organizations at RIT, including the new President’s Commission on Women, are putting together a month of events to celebrate Women’s History Month and women in the RIT community, including panel discussions, one-on-one talks, self-empowerment, music, a trip to Seneca Falls, and more.

  • January 9, 2023

    five women posing for a photo against a white backdrop.

    Pursuing the promise of Title IX

    Fifty years ago, Title IX set the stage for change. But the reason why RIT now has more women faculty, administrators, coaches, and exemplary students is that women acted. Prior generations of women invested their careers to make RIT a better version of itself, including winning two transformative grants from the National Science Foundation focused on gender equity.

  • April 12, 2022

    table with games, giveaways, and a banner that reads RIT Title nine.

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX

    The 50th anniversary of the signing of Title IX into law will be commemorated in June, but the impact of the government’s dedication to changing education remains a consistent and crucial part of the landscape for women everywhere.

  • March 15, 2022

    portrait of College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport.

    Meet College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport

    RIT’s College of Liberal Arts began the academic year under new leadership. Dean Anna Stenport joined RIT from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in September following a nationwide search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions.