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Ethnic and Gender Studies Program

Ethnic and Gender Studies Program

About the Program

The Ethnic and Gender Studies program at Emporia State provides educational experiences that foster in students a deeper understanding of the issues of social justice, diversity, racial justice, intersectionality and anti-racism to promote greater respect for self and others and responsibility toward the common good. The program achieves these goals by offering classes and programming that focuses on:

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Race Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Identity Studies
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Studies

The Ethnic and Gender Studies program aspires to create a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity at Emporia State and beyond.

Major and Minor

Emporia State University offers a major in Ethnic, Gender, and Identity Studies starting Fall 2020 and a minor in Ethnic and Gender Studies

Social Change


Study the historical and cultural constructions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class; explore the social and political issues associated with these categories.

Social Change

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Through the coursework for the Social Change major, students will study multiple identities and come to understand how those identities intersect and influence one another.
Black Leadership Event lecture

Discover More

Learn more about the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program by visiting this link.

Ethnic and Gender Studies website
Fountain in front of campus

Discover the awards given by the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program

Campus Aerial at Sunset

Meet the steering committee members here!

Steering Committee
Signs on fence reading "don't give up," "you are not alone," "you matter"

Read the Statement of Solidarity from the Steering Committee Members

Statement of Solidarity