Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


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200B Baker Library
Hinman Box 6038
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3570

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Baker 210, Hinman Box 6038

HB: HB 6038
Phone: 603-646-2722

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Established in 1978, Dartmouth College's Women's Studies Program was the first such program in the formerly all-male Ivy League. In 1996, we became the academic hub for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies and changed our name to Women's and Gender Studies. As of July 1, 2015, we are Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Today, the interdisciplinary WGSS Program draws on resources from the Social Sciences, the Arts and Humanities, and the Sciences.

"Dartmouth's capacity to advance its dual mission of education and research depends upon the full diversity and inclusivity of this community. We must increase diversity, particularly among our faculty and staff. As we do so, we must also create a community in which every individual, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability, nationality, political or religious views, or position within the institution, is respected. On this close-knit and intimate campus, we must ensure that every person knows that he, she, or they is a valued member of our community.

Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity—an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction—will not be realized." - President Philip Hanlon '77 - Excerpt from May 2016 Letter to the Dartmouth community