The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies (CGSS) supports the scholarly work and lived experiences of all genders and sexualities. 

The CGSS is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, dialogue, growth, and empowerment especially as they pertain to issues of gender and sexuality. We place emphasis on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities. 

The CGSS collaborates with other academic departments, faculty, and staff to coordinate course visits, guest speakers, academic presentations, and other educational events. 

It is our goal to help students recognize the huge diversity of gendered experiences and perspectives, to cultivate an environment that embraces gender and sexuality diversity, and to work for justice and equality as we strive to fulfill the Jesuit mission. 

Our Vision

Through research, teaching, and service, the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies aims to be the knowledge leader among Jesuit universities, nurturing a culture that explores, embraces, and celebrates diverse gendered experiences and identities.  

Our Mission

The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies, in Marquette University’s Helen Way Klinger College of Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, dialogue, growth, and empowerment around issues of gender and sexualities. The Center explores how gender, gender identity, and sexualities intersect with race, ethnicity, social class, disability, nationality, and religion, as they inform and are shaped by hierarchies of power and the production of knowledge.

Our goal is to cultivate knowledge and critically engage communities within Marquette and greater Milwaukee on diverse gendered experiences and sexualities with an eye towards social justice and solidarity. We cultivate a disposition that embraces gender and sexualities diversity towards justice and equality, promoting the ideals of Marquette’s Catholic Jesuit commitment to human dignity and finding God in all things.