Women and Gender Studies Center

Welcome to the Women and Gender Studies Center!

The mission of the Women and Gender Studies Center bridges academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.

Our purpose is to link with academic programs, University Life units, and the Northern Virginia community to provide learning experiences that educate about gender issues and issues of special importance to women; to provide a safe psychological and physical space for all women and gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender populations; and to support our academic programs.

We host lectures and participate in important programs such as Take Back the Night and Women's History Month to raise awareness and promote a sense of community on campus.  Learn more about our events, access women's studies resources, and get involved.

Stop by and visit us!


Center Hours-Fall 2021

Monday 9:00 am- 7:00pm (in person)
Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm (in person)
Wednesday 9:00am-7:00pm (in person)
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00pm (in person, )
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (virtual, by appointment)

Working Moms Support Group Meeting Schedule

~ Fall 2021 Meetings ~

2:00 – 3:00 pm via Zoom

Tuesday, September 7

Thursday, September 23

Wednesday, October 6

Thursday, November 4

Tuesday, November 30


12:00 – 1:00 pm in Person (brown bag lunch)
Johnson Center, Room 240K


Tuesday, October 19

Wednesday, November 17


Join Zoom Meeting



Meeting ID: 910 8174 0443

Passcode: 058387

 For more information please contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu
or (703) 993-2295


Visit Us

Johnson Center, Room 240K
4400 University Drive, MSN 5B6
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Campus Map

Contact Us

Phone: 703-993-2896
E-mail: wgst@gmu.edu