Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that explores topics concerning women and gender differences as analyzed by the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Scholarship is inclusive and explores the varying racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds of women. Women's & Gender Studies analyzes the experiences of women and men with respect to sociocultural, social psychological, and biological factors that influence the construction and representation of gender.

Women's & Gender Studies courses often involve the investigation of materials previously neglected by scholars, and new methodological and critical approaches to materials customarily treated in other ways. Such courses may thus propose revisions in the content, methods, assumptions, and theories of particular disciplines in light of recent feminist scholarship.

Want to become a Women's & Gender Studies Minor?  Contact Dr. Ward at  

News Highlights!

FREE (Feminists Raising Empowerment and Equality) feminist club on campus!

Meets on Wednesday's at 5:00pm in the Women’s Center in Horton Hall! Hope to see you there!

Say No More!

Shippensburg University says "No More!"

Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Contact Information

Dr. Rebecca Ward

Horton Hall 125 
MW: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm
(by appointment)