Gender & Sexuality Studies Minor

The Gender and Sexuality Studies minor challenges students to think critically and communicate effectively about constructions of gender and sexuality and their intersections with categories such as race, class, ethnicity, religion, nationality, and age, among others. 

General Education

GN100: Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies meets the Social Responsibility in a Diverse World (SOCR) requirement of the General Education program!

Our Vision

Gender and Sexuality Studies strives to be a vibrant program that intentionally:

  • Includes students, faculty, staff, and community members with diverse perspectives and background
  • Supports holistic learning in fear-free, inclusive spaces
  • Embraces intersectionality (the complex relation of gender and sexuality to other aspects of identity)
  • Fosters interdisciplinary curricular and community engagement
  • Provides opportunities for activism and advocacy
  • Prepares graduates for diversity in their professional lives
  • Develops leaders who create a more equitable and inclusive society

Our Mission

Empower students to critically engage the constructions of gender and sexuality.

Winter on campus
Madeline portrait

"My favorite memory as a student is creating the first-ever Gender Fair on campus. I had the pleasure of working with these great student and community organizations, being able to bring them all under one space, giving them a platform to talk about gender-related topics to the students at NMU, and being able to highlight their own organizations and the wonderful things they accomplish."

Madeline Wiles

Gender Studies Alumni

Direct Contact

To contact the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, please email the GSS Director, Dr. Amy Hamilton:  

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May) and 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. during the summer (early May through late August). Northern Michigan University is located in the Eastern time zone.

Mailing Address

Gender and Sexuality Studies
C/O Dr. Amy Hamilton
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855