Welcome to GWS!  Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, GWS remains steadfast in its commitment to your well-being and academic progress. 

All of the courses taught by core GWS faculty are being offered remotely in Fall 2020.  (Please see the Fall Course Guide for details.)  Our faculty and instructors are committed to maintaining dynamic and accessible classes that are feminist, anti-racist, and trans- and queer-friendly spaces.

GWS is also committed to ensuring that you have access to the technology and other resources that you need to continue your academic progress.  If you have concerns about online learning -- whether it is reliable internet access, an adequate computer set-up, or access to privacy -- please let us know so that we can help you find the resources you need. The College of LAS also provides a range of resources for learning remotely. 

If you have specific advising questions about GWS courses or your academic progress, our interim advisor, Dr. Alicia Rodriguez, is available for remote consultation.  Please email her at aprodrig@illinois.edu to set up an appointment.

Finally, we know that these are stressful times.  If you find yourself feeling isolated and in need of additional support, click here for some places where you can find help.

Despite the challenges, we're excited about this year in Gender and Women’s Studies and we look forward to your being part of our department this year!

Department of Gender and Women's Studies