Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Undergraduate Academic Center Room 478
T: 512.245.2361 F: 512.245.1414

The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts administers the Diversity Studies minor and the Women’s Studies minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Center helps prepare students to work and live in a pluralistic society through curricular and co-curricular activities — symposia, workshops, exhibits, and research projects. In addition, it assists faculty with resources and professional development activities to encourage the infusion of multiculturalism in the curriculum through a Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute. It houses a resource area with more than 500 books, articles, and syllabi. The Center is home to its own online professional peer reviewed Journal of Research on Women and Gender. Through private donations, Diversity and Gender Studies offers annual scholarships to students. The director of the Center works in collaboration with an advisory council of faculty and staff representing several Texas State colleges and departments.

Key issues for prospective minors to consider:

  • Tomorrow’s graduates will be entering a work force dominated by technological, service, and communication industries with an increasingly diverse workplace and clientele.
  • Employer demand is increasing for diversity knowledge and skills among today’s college students.
  • Well-rounded graduates have included in their liberal arts education a greater-knowledge of their cultural history and traditions.