Among the first in the nation (est. 1972), the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Washington University has emphasized the importance of gender to such disciplines and interdisciplinary programs as philosophy, psychology, history, education, law, architecture, art history and archaeology, anthropology, political science, international studies, American culture studies, and studies in culture and languages.
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies students are often leaders in campus organizations that deal with issues concerning women and gender relations. They also participate in a wide spectrum of extracurricular organizations available to undergraduates, including Students for Choice, Uncle Joe's Peer Counseling, One in Four, Student Forum on Sexuality, and SARAH.
Many Washington University students are involved in volunteer activities in the St. Louis community. If you are interested in volunteer work, you can choose among several community service groups that work with programs and agencies supporting women and men. You can earn academic credit for some internships