The Women's and Gender Studies program at Radford University consists of an Interdisciplinary Minor, Women's History Month, the Women's Studies Club and a variety of programs hosted across campus throughout the year.

The Women's and Gender Studies minor provides an interdisiplinary and global perspective on women, their contributions to society, the effects of systemic inequalities on their lives, and their activism to create social change. For more information check Women's and Gender Studies REAL Curriculum. 

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Minor in Women's and Gender Studies  


The Women's & Gender Studies Minor Requires 16 Hours of Coursework. The Women's and Gender Studies Minor participates in the A (Cultural and Behavioral Analysis) of the REAL curriculum. 

For more information contact Dr. Anja Whittington

Women's Studies Club


Established in March 2006, the Women's Studies Club's mission is to create a more positive environment, promoting justice and equality for all people regardless of class, ethnicity, gender, race, religious beliefs, sex, or sexuality. 

For more information contact the Club faculty advisor: Dr. Zehui Dai

Women and Gender Studies Committee


We welcome faculty and staff who are interested in serving on the Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee.

For more information contact Dr. Anja Whittington

Research Databases at McConnel Library 


There are 22 databases provided for Women's and Gender Studies. For more information contact the library help desk:

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The "Her Story" Project


As part of a campus-wide series of events in celebration of National Women's History Month, Radford University activates the Her-Story listserv every March. The list is dedicated to sharing stories written by members of the RU extended community about the women or the aspects of womanhood that have shaped their lives. 

For more information contact Dr. Michele Ren

RU Safe Zone


The Safe Zone at Radford University program has multiple functions: 1. It creates allies for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer members of our community. 2. It confronts homophobia and challenges heterosexism. 3. It is a resource for all students, faculty, and staff, continues education on LGBTQ issues, and above all, creates a safe, welcoming, and comfortable place for LGBTQ people on the Radford University campus and in the surrounding community.

To join the listserve contact Dr. Michele Ren