The Women's and Gender Studies Program in the Georgetown College offers a major for undergraduate students in the College. Participants are offered an interdisciplinary, critical, feminist, and cross-cultural understanding of women, gender, and power in a global context, with focus on the interactions/intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Georgetown hosts a broad range of programs that engage issues of gender in a global context.
Leading efforts include the Institute for Women, Peace and Security (Walsh School of Foreign Service); the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (Law Center); and the Women’s Leadership Institute (McDonough School of Business). Since 2016, Georgetown has participated in U.N. Women's HeForShe campaign as a founding University IMPACT Champion.
In the classroom, programs such as the major in Women’s and Gender Studies give students the opportunity to explore gender dynamics across disciplines. Outside the classroom, Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) provides networks of resources for leadership development. Georgetown’s Jesuit identity and commitment to the global common good shape this engagement around gender issues and human rights more broadly. The Georgetown Women's Alliance brings together Georgetown staff, faculty, students, and alumni for dialogue, networking, professional training, and collaboration around women and leadership.