The purpose of this graduate organization is to further the social, cultural and academic interests of students in the Women’s & Gender Studies graduate program, to promote gender awareness on campus, and to provide a forum for ongoing discussions regarding graduate student participation in departmental affairs
The WGSGA meets once a month. Please join us! Open to all graduate students.
• Prospective Student Visits: Graduate students host prospective students, as well as plan activities during their visits.
• Fall Orientation: Each year, graduate students organize an informal half-day event for incoming students as part of the regular fall orientation. This is designed to be a low-key affair during which new students can get to know one another (and us), as well as ask questions about life in New Brunswick.
• Mentoring: Second and third year graduate students offer mentoring to incoming students on graduate life, classes, scholarship, and activities available at Rutgers.
• Vital Voices: A Semi-Annual Emerging Interdisciplinary Scholars Lecture Series: Inaugurated fall 2010 with a lecture by Karen Tongson, Professor of English and Gender Studies at USC, this series aims to bring emerging scholars to Rutgers who we, as graduate students, find particularly innovative, exciting, and inspiring. Vital Voices Spring 2011 featured a talk by Dr. Melissa Gregg, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sidney.
• Sakai Site: An evolving and interactive site designed to provide students with information on a range of topics, including teaching resources, tools for international students, navigating New Brunswick (housing, transportation, food, etc.), Rutgers red tape, and more!
• Happy Hour at Hotoke!: And when it all seems just a bit overwhelming, there’s always Happy Hour at Hotoke from 4-7pm on Fridays. Come join graduate students from WGS, as well as other departments, for excellent conversation and half-price cocktails!