The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including undergraduate minors and certificates, graduate certificates, and individual courses. Check out all of our undergraduate programs and graduate programsAlso, learn more about how a background in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies will benefit you both personally and professionally.


  • Summer classes are for everyone!  Current NIU Students, alumni and students-at-large are invited to our three 100% online summer courses!  LGBT 350 is LGBT Studies, WGST 202 is Women & and Culture and WGST 324 is Women in Science! 
  • Get in touch with us if you'd like more information about how to take classes as a non-NIU student!  
  • We want to hear from you! Please fill out our new survey to help make CSWGS better.
  • You are invited to submit your presentations, artwork, research posters and other academic expression to the Annual CSWGS Student Symposium!
  • Listen to what people said about our recent alumni event, "Reclaiming the Mic," on our PixStori gallery! Each image is an individual narrative!
  • Congratulations to CSWGS student Abbi Bloedel, who co-authored a chapter on "Exploring Polyamory Online: Ethics, Relationships and Understanding" with CSWGS faculty associate Jimmie Manning in this new book on Sex in the Digital Age!
  • NIU strives to create a welcoming, inclusive and equitable community where all people are treated with dignity and respect. If you have observed or experienced a bias incident, please report it.

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Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
DeKalb, IL 60115

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