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Statement of Purpose

The Women's Studies Graduate Students Association (WSGSA) was developed to organize academic workshops, engage in community activism, examine the life and work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa, engage in spiritual activism, and provide representation at university and departmental meetings.  All graduate students in Women’s Studies at TWU are automatically members of the organization. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out this application:  WSGSA application [pdf]

For more information about the organization, its committees, and upcoming meetings, please contact: the 2015-2016 Executive Officers below:

Kristin Alder, Co-President
Emily Novak, Co-President
Alex Worsham, Secretary
Pam Tise, Treasurer
Marcella Clinard, Professional Development Chair
Jenny Venable, Social Chair
Elizabeth Davis, Co-Women's Studies Senator for the Graduate Student Council
Kimberly Merenda, Co-Women's Studies Senator for the Graduate Student Council


Triota, which is the nickname given to the organization Iota, Iota, Iota, is a Women's Studies Honors Society with over 50 chapters across the nation. Triota was just recently established on March 30th, 2015. The Alpha chapter of Triota in the Metropolitan State University in Denver was first established in 1992 and has named TWU's chapter: Gamma Psi.

Any undergraduate student can join TWU's Triota organization if they have taken at least 3 credit hours of Women's Studies courses and have received a GPA of 3.0 in their Women's Studies courses. Here is the application to join:  Triota application [pdf]

Below are the officers that we have so far, and we are still in need of a Treasurer. 

Nicole Douglas, Senior Co-President
Laura Acosta, Junior Co-President
Victoria Salazar, Secretary


WSGSA has several fun events like Chili & Cards and Build Your Own Sundae Party.












The Women's Studies Graduate Student Association and Spectrum present a panel discussion on transgender issues with Black Transmen, Inc.

Black Transmen panel

WSGSA had a social event at A Time to Kiln in Denton where they painted ceramics.                                            

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