Multicultural and Gender Studies

Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition

Formerly the AS Women's Center, the GSEC is proud to continue the legacy of empowering our community and resisting oppressions.

Mission Statement

The Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) is a student-run activist organization that strives to empower all students through its three programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, and the Trans Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize, by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university. 

The Women’s Program utilizes intersectional Feminist ideologies to offer educational opportunities and programs that are centered on diverse women’s experiences. This program seeks to create and sustain a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational, and professional growth of all women.

 The Queer Program seeks to provide holistic LGBTQ+ education, to sustain a safe campus environment, and to cultivate community for all queer people affected by heterosexism (i.e. homophobia, bisexual erasure, etc.). This program is dedicated to promoting accessible, affirming, and empowering spaces for sexually and romantically diverse people of all intersecting identities.

 The Trans Program aims to foster accessibility, community building, and empowerment for all trans and gender diverse people by challenging institutional and interpersonal oppression perpetuated by cissexism and transphobia. This program uses intersectional theory when providing support for people of all gender and sex identities.

 The GSEC will continue to exist and advocate for social justice as long as the damaging ideologies of sexism, racism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, sizeism, xenophobia, and any other form of oppression exists.

orion feminism sharina jackson   womens center members 1987

Programs and Services

The GSEC provides the following programs and services to assist in the advancement of our mission:

  • 3 unit Internships
  • activist skills and leadership development
  • legacy events including The Vagina Monologues, Queer Prom, feminist conferences and more! 
  • Free and low cost menstrual and sexual health products.
  • a place to find your community! 

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GSEC General Contact Info

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