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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department

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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 785-532-5738. 


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. Membership shall be open to contract majors or minors in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies students at Kansas State University having a strong interest in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and having achieved third semester standing with at least 6 hours of gender, women, and sexuality studies courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a major/minor GPA of at least 3.3 undergraduate and 3.5 graduate student. To apply or 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. You can reach the President via e-mail at  kstategendercollective@gmail.com or find them on Facebook.

Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)

SAGA is a welcoming and safe organization for those that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or are an ally to our community. All students, faculty and staff of K-State are welcome to attend along with community members! For more information can be found here, or by contacting Adam Carr President: arcarr@ksu.edu


Fire is a feminist of color organization aimed at igniting communities toward progressive social change, while also creating a space for and centering the feminist voices of those who have been historically erased, marginalized, and or made invisible within mainstream feminist and anti-violence movements. Fire recognizes that any claims to feminism that do not use an intersectional analysis of power will be complicit in the oppression of others. We therefore center Women of Color and Queer of Color voices and analyses in our feminist practice and engagement. We privilege knowledge that has been gained through struggle and experience, and acknowledge that many individuals inhabit multiple indentities.  For more on fire click here.