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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department

Student Groups

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Ambassadors

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Ambassadors was created to promote community amongst prospective, current, and former students of the K-State Women's Studies Department that will allow for professional networking. For more information contact faculty advisor Harlan Weaver, harlanweaver@ksu.edu or 785-532-3164. 


 is a feminist organization aimed at igniting communities toward progressive social change, while also creating a space for and centering the voices of those who have been erased, marginalized, or made invisible within these communities. FIRE recognizes that there are various ways to enact and envision feminism. Find more information about them here. For more information contact faculty advisor Shireen Roshanravan, sroshanr@ksu.edu or 785-532-2112.


The Alpha Chapter of IOTA IOTA IOTA begain inducting member in 1992. This honor society was founded to maintain the feminist values central to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and a supportive academic environment for all students. In 2008, K-State started the Beta Alpha Chapter of Triota and we are committed to upholding Triota’s ideals. For more information contact advisor Dr. Valerie Padilla Carroll at padillacarroll@ksu.edu or 785-532-5738


An activist student organization associated with the Campaign for Nonviolence at K-State. A group looking for students who are willing to take a stand against violence and actually do something to encourage diversity and positive social change in society. For more information: nonviolence@k-state.edu or 785-532-6444 or go to the web page, www.ksu.edu/nonviolence

KSU Gender Collective

The Gender Collective is an organization designed to provide a venue for individuals who are transgender, cross-gender, intersex, androgynous, 
gender variant, or otherwise involved in activities, expressions, or presentation that is divergent from their birth-assigned sex. We come together to engage in outreach and educational efforts for the Kansas State University faculty, staff, and students and Manhattan community to promote a better understanding and acceptance of gender diversity, expression, and identity issues. Together we work in concert with University administration on ways to make campus a more accessible 
environment for individuals of varying gender identities. The Gender Collective also provides a social locus for the above stated individuals.

For more information please contact:  kstategendercollective@gmail.com or find them on Facebook.


Riley Katz

Taylor Stebbins

Sam Sharpe, Treasurer


 Brandon Haddock