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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 mission of The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA) 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.

Our office is unique in that we offer both academics (one major and two minors), as well as direct services to students. The academic program within GITA identifies and critically examines systems of power utilizing intersectional and transnational frameworks that allow for self-reflection and active engagement in social change. Students may elect to major in Gender, Women, and Sexualities Studies (GWS), or minor in Gender Studies or Sexualities Studies. Several GWS courses are offered for General Studies course credit, Multicultural course credit, and participate in Guaranteed State Transfer.

The services arm of GITA empower students, staff, faculty, and community members by providing access to information and resources 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.

At GITA, we are committed to inclusive excellence in academic programming and services. All genders 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 Cafécito 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


We hope you’ll join our team! Starting pay is $11/hour and is open to all MSU Denver students, particularly those with a special interest in advocacy and activism. Vacant student staff positions include: 

  • Front Desk Assistants
  • Scholarship Tutor
  • Download the flyer: We're Hiring!

For more information and to apply, visit the Student Employment Portal. Questions? Give us a call at 303-615-2052!

Noteworthy News

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!

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!


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

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