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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

Please join us in our brand new space and treat yourself to nutritious snacks, coffee, and tea while studying for finals. Take a well deserved break and de-stress with slime making, kinetic sand, arts and crafts, and more. We hope to see you there!

  • DATE: December 6th, 2018
  • TIME: 10am to 4pm
  • LOCATION: Boulder Creek 132
  • Download the FlyerStudy Relaxation Session

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


WE’VE MOVED TO A NEW HOME 🏠 Ninth Street Park has been oh so kind to our team over the years, but we’re thrilled for new beginnings! With two private wellness rooms, a dedicated kitchen, group study areas, computer workstations, a full library, conference room, and so much more - our newly constructed 3,771 square foot space is what dreams are made of. Please come visit our brand new space in Boulder Creek 132 - located near the Colfax at Auraria Light Rail Station - all Auraria students and staff are welcome!


Noteworthy News

Linda Meric, affiliate faculty member

Check out this article by our very own affiliate faculty member, Linda Meric! As the Executive Director of 9to5 - a National Association of Working Women - she's answered countless calls about sexual harassment on their Job Survival Helpline and has hosted workshops about sexual harassment and the abuse of power for thousands of Coloradans. This worthwhile read details her hopes to change workplace and social culture so that all women feel safe and empowered to take action!

Article: "Why Women Often Haven't Reported Sexual Harassment"

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

Campus Location:
Boulder Creek, Room 132
950 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204