Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

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Years ago, three students dreamed up the Year of Engagement and worked to make it a reality for 2020-2021. Learn how to get involved—including applying for funding and winning prizes during the Fourteen Day Challenge, which starts today.
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From Afrofuturism in music to a new graduate certificate on transnational Asia, this academic year is set to offer students even more academic opportunities.
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A professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education with secondary appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Godley will serve as vice provost for graduate studies beginning July 1.
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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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Abhignya Mallepalli thought she’d become a doctor someday, but a series of inspiring instructors and impactful experiences in local hospitals changed her path.
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The program, launched this year by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability.
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Pitt is building on a foundation of inclusiveness and awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues, inspiring student-led efforts and national praise.