Center for Gender + Sexualities
About the Center for Gender + Sexualities (CG+S)
Building on the historical legacy and impactful work of the Women’s Resource Center and Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs at Hamline, the Center for Gender + Sexualities continues to foster a supportive and inclusive campus community for Hamline students, faculty, and staff.
The newly reconfigured Center aims to affirm and uplift women, femme, trans, and queer people by increasing access to resources, providing educational programming, and promoting inclusive policies across campus related to gender and sexuality.
Mission and vision
The mission of the Center for Gender + Sexualities is to create a more socially just and violence-free world for all students by actively resisting sexism, cissexism, heteronormativity, and other intersecting forms of oppression on campus and beyond.
By uplifting the voices of women, femmes, queer, and trans people, the Center aims to:
- Advance equity
- Build community
- Cultivate leadership across the entire Hamline community
At the Center, we provide and collaborate on educational programming that centers and affirms the voices and lived experiences of women, femme, queer, and trans students. We also offer expertise on and advocate for inclusive institutional policies related to gender, sex, and sexual identity.
In addition, we also supply a range of free menstrual and sexual health resources to students so they can practice sexual safety and bodily autonomy without the burden of cost.
Our programs and events enable students to explore, reflect on, and grow their gender and sexual identities in an affirming environment. We provide opportunities for students to meet on campus with those who hold shared identities and to network with other local campuses and organizations.
We also maintain a community space in Anderson 320 where students can gather informally, study, and hold meetings and events.
We support students interested in gender and sexuality through volunteer opportunities, internships, and paid work study positions. In addition, we have also partnered with the Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) Office on the annual Women’s Leadership Retreat to foster leadership qualities in women and femme students.
Additionally, we also regularly offer training and workshops for faculty and staff to build inclusive classrooms and campus communities.
The Center for Gender + Sexualities envisions a Hamline community free of discrimination and injustice where all students:
- Feel safe expressing all aspects of their identities
- Experience a sense of belonging on campus
- Achieve their academic goals in an inclusive environment
- Inspire themselves and others to challenge oppression on campus and beyond
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Events and programs
The Center for Gender + Sexualities hosts numerous events and programs throughout the academic year.
The Center for Gender + Sexualities offers many resources for the Hamline community, including how to navigate our systems.
Join us in this work
There are a few ways that you can support the Center for Gender + Sexualities.
Each year, the Center for Gender + Sexualities program will have a limited number of work study positions available. Student workers are responsible for a range of tasks, including:
- Staffing the office
- Restocking supplies
- Fostering relationships with organizations, offices, and programs both on- and off-campus
- Conducting research
- Creating educational materials
- Posting to social media
- Developing and leading programming and events
Students typically work between two-to-five hours per week, depending on funding.
Each semester, we host up to three internships for undergraduate students. Most internships are project based, unless we have a particular need.
Previous internships have focused on:
- Sexual health
- Public health communication
- Sexual violence prevention
- Women's athletics
- Muslim women
- Other related topics
For completing an internship, students can earn LEAP credit ("P") if they're able to meet all requirements set by the Career Development Center. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.
We're always looking for volunteers!
Volunteers can work with us as often as they'd like—weekly or throughout the semester. As a volunteer, you are welcome to work on the same projects as student workers and interns, just on a smaller scale.