Women's & Gender Studies
315 Milne Library
Tel: 607.436.2014
Fax: 607.436.2656


Student Groups

Triota: In May 2015, the Department honored its inaugural members of our newly formed Delta Beta Chapter of Triota, the National WGS Honor Society. The Delta Belta chapter is part of a “coalition of student clubs recognizing academic excellence in Women’s and Gender Studies.” Students who have advanced to their second semester or beyond, have earned a GPA of 3.3 or above in WGS courses, and who have taken at least 6 credit hours in WGS (including cross-listed and affiliated courses), are invited to join the Delta Beta Chapter of Triota. The SUNY Oneonta Chapter honors the sustaining relationship between academics and activism in its constitution: “It shall be the purpose of this Society to promote an interest in the academic and activist work of Women’s and Gender Studies, and in related social and intellectual activities that contribute to gender equity and social justice for all persons. To meet its purpose, an annual service project shall be organized and conducted by the officers and members of the society.” To apply, please email Susan Bernardin, WGS Department Chair, at Susan.Bernardin@oneonta.edu.

Inaugural Triota Chapter Induction, May 2015

G.E.A.R.S. [Gender Equality and Rights Society] is a Student Association-recognized club: "We’re a club that promotes respect, education, and tolerance for everyone. We aim to keep our community informed and unified in the fight for gender. G.E.A.R.S. meets Mondays at 6pm in the Susquehanna Room in Hunt Union.

Fabulous Oneonta Feminists: is an activist group focused on issues related to feminism and intersectionality. "Our aim is to create a supportive community in which issues of race, class, gender, sex, sexuality, sexual violence, and so much more can be talked about in open discussion. Along with our Fabulous Oneonta Facebook page, we meet weekly as a group to have a space to share thoughts and ideas on what is happening within our society, in our local community, and directly on our campus. Some issues of focus are the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, the Black Lives Matter movement, and gender and sexual orientation equality. We are an inclusive group that welcomes individuals from all forms of identities and walks of life!” FoF meets Thursdays at 6pm in the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center in Hunt Union.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance: Meetings are every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the GSRC in Hunt Union.
"The purpose of this organization is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, community and their allies. We propose to achieve this goal through workshops, films, reading material, and discussion groups to create a more tolerant community and environment. With this education our members will be better equipped to speak out against misconceptions and fight discrimination. We also hold fun activities, games, and icebreakers during our meetings to create a family community in our group. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance will empower its members to be proud."