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Image: house on Auraria's 9th Street Park during Springtime / Text: Registering for Classes? Look under our new major Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies (GWS)

The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy

Our mission is to serve as a hub for transformative education, programming, and advocacy on issues of gender equity and social inclusion. We aim to provide academic and holistic support for students targeted by sexism and other intersecting oppressions. At GITA, we are committed to inclusive excellence in academic programming and services.

Our office is unique in that we offer both academics, as well as direct supportive services to students. The academic program within GITA (one major and two minors) identifies and critically examines systems of power utilizing intersectional and transnational frameworks that allow for self-reflection and active engagement in social change. The services arm of GITA empowers students, staff, faculty, and community members by providing access to resources and information to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Through our collaborations across campus, we offer programming that encourages engagement in critical dialogue and advocacy for social justice. All identities are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Brown wooden background with coffee beans as border, Text reads: Cafecito Tuesday October 23 10am to 11am 1059 9th Street Park

Great ideas start with great coffee! Join us for Caf├ęcito and start off your day with yummy pastries, intentional conversation, and amazing company. See you there!

  • DATE: October 23, 2018
  • TIME: 10am to 11am
  • LOCATION: 1059 9th Street
  • Download the FlyerCafecito - October

To check out more of GITA's events and programming, visit our Events page

Noteworthy News

Construction of our new home in Boulder Creek Building is expected to be complete November 2018. With designated spaces for socialization, focus, support, and even wellness (aka napping) rooms and a full kitchen, this new space is being built with intentions of being welcoming, inclusive, and most of all, accessible. Pictured below are various concept brainstorms for our new space!

From a new Director to a new home on campus, check out this article featured in MetMedia highlighting the exciting changes happening for our team! 

To our Community and Friends,
This past Saturday 11 lives were taken in a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. We want to offer our condolences to the friends and family members of the victims. In addition, we want to recognize the impact that a hate crime like this one has on the targeted community. This is a reminder that we welcome our Jewish Students, Staff, Faculty, and Community Members at GITA. We will not tolerate antisemitism. We will hold space for you.
This attack, along with numerous other acts of violence and discrimination this year alone are difficult to process. So many of us are feeling lost, overwhelmed, hurt, and afraid. You are not alone. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Try to reach out if you need support. We are here for you. We love you.

If you feel up to learning more, CNN has posted some celebrations of the lives lost in the shooting

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Mailing Address:
Campus Box 36
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

Campus Location:
1059 9th Street Park
Denver, CO 80204