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Mission


The Center for Women's and Gender Equity honors gender as a central identity and engages critical women's and gender issues, while challenging systems of inequity and advocating for change at the University of Northern Colorado.

We accomplish this by:

  • educating our campus community on topics and issues related to the experiences of women, trans and non-binary students
  • providing an inclusive and validating space
  • engaging in conversations about the impacts of sexism, cissexism and misogyny
  • empowering student voices to advocate for and create gender equity at UNC

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In collaboration with other campus partners that include the university cultural and resource centers, academic departments, and other units within the division of student affairs, the CWGE builds community by supporting students in deepening their understanding of social justice and gender equity in order to be effective advocates for changes on their campus and in their communities.

“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”  

                                                                   –Audre Lorde


VISION

We envision a campus and world where systemic oppression and structural inequities no longer have a place at UNC.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of engaging with CWGE services and programs UNC students will be able to:

  • identify and discuss issues related to sexism and cissexism and the experiences of women, trans and nonbinary individuals at UNC
  • identify and name when they observe or personally experience sexism and/or cissexism
  • construct and name ways in which they can advocate for gender equity

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

The Center for Women's and Gender Equity supports an inclusive learning environment where diversity and individual differences are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as a source of strength. We expect that students, administrators, and staff within the CWGE will respect differences and demonstrate diligence in understanding how other peoples’ perspectives, behaviors, and worldviews may be different from one’s own.