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Women and Gender Studies Certificate: 

The 12-hour certificate in Women's & Gender Studies includes two core courses of HIS 265 plus  WGS 200 or WGS 201,  and then two electives.   All courses for the certificate are general education and are already part of an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science. That means you don't need to take anything extra for the WGS cert--careful and purposeful advising is all you need. 

Contact Professor Jill Adams for advising, questions, or getting involved in gender/human rights groups and issues.

The Crosswalk @ Jefferson (LGBTQIA+)

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Social Justice Advocates

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Multicultural Center

is located on the Downtown Campus in Chestnut Hall, Room B14. 

WIN Committee

is a committee for faculty, staff, and even interested students to discuss issues impacting women. 

In Louisville

League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters of Louisville is an organization that works for informed and active citizens. Student membership is FREE! You can learn more by calling them at 502-895-5218 or emailing

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) is a grassroots organization that works around the state of Kentucky to create a just and diverse Kentucky. The issues that KFTC fights for are based in social, environmental, and economic justice. On the KFTC website, you can find a blog, bill trackers, and so much more. There are many ways to get involved with KFTC through membership but also by provide actionable steps for those wanting to do more. 

Louisville Young Democrats and the Republican Party of Kentucky are organizations that you can get involved with to support your political party's efforts. 

Nationally & Globally

International Women's Day is a global day of celebration on the social, economical, and political achievements of women. There is also a call to action that continues throughout the year. 

The American Association of University Women works to promote equity and education for women and girls. 

Lean In is an organization with the mission to help women achieve their ambitions and work to create an equal world. They have various initiatives running that support women. 

According to the World Economic Forum, the United States will not achieve gender equality for another 208 years. Equality Can't Wait promotes change through actionable steps and comedy. 

The United Nations created a campaign called The Spotlight Initiative dedicated to eliminating violence against women and girls.

YWCA works to end racism and empower women. 

Global Fund for Women champions for equality around the world.