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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 at the Self Care Fair for the opportunity to learn skills to navigate school - work - life balance and score some freebies! Some of the featured tables center around  social and community wellbeing, the role of nature in self-care, safer sex practices, and even slime-making!

  • DATE: Thursday, April 11th, 2019
  • TIME: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: St. Cajetan's Event Center
  • DOWNLOAD THE FLYER: Latinx Event

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


The Guaranteed to Succeed Mini Grant is back! Designed to support students with a significant financial need, who otherwise might have a hard time paying for college, or are close to graduation, this mini grant awards up to $1000 per academic year to MSU Denver students, regardless of their major program! Steps to apply are listed below.

Steps to Apply:

  • No essay is required!
  • Download a Path to Graduation Form
  • Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to complete the Path to Graduation form (MUST have advisor's signature to be considered)
  • If the applicant has taken out student loans, log into the National Student Loan Data System to locate and attach the total amount of loans taken out
  • If the applicant is a new transfer to MSU Denver, attach unofficial transcripts from previous institution(s)
  • Click to submit your online application!
  • NOTE: all application attachments must be submitted in PDF format
  • DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

Questions? Visit the Scholarships page for more information!

Noteworthy News

WE’VE MOVED TO A NEW HOME! Ninth Street Park has been 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!

Want to take a virtual tour of our space? Visit our YouTube channel

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"As a first generation, nontraditional student it is my goal to graduate to improve my family’s quality of life. It is my dream to materialize my parents unachieved educational dreams and to provide a more stable environment for my child than the one I grew up in. I plan on doing this by working toward the empowerment of the Latinx and immigrant communities. GITA has been a welcoming space and an incredible support to my dreams. They have been an ally to my mission and an accomplice in my journey of strengthening my voice and empowering other by sharing my story. Thank You GITA!"

Angela Maria Ortiz Roa

- Student Testimony -

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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

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