Join a diverse community of students and faculty committed to exploring how gender shapes our social and political lives. In the Women, Gender & Representation (WGR) program, students from across the country and world take transformative courses that tackle gender justice issues that matter to them! Courses include sexual health and rights, queer and trans lives, race and ethnic studies, gender in music and literature, gender minority histories, and practices of inclusive social change.
Program at a Glance
Application Fee: $50
To learn more, see the Apply to Summer Programs webpage.
The Women, Gender, and Representation program provides high-school-aged students with a life-changing experience! Students selected for this program demonstrated open-mindedness and commitment to exploring gender in history, contemporary social and political issues, and forms of cultural representation. By the end of the program, students will have a college-level experience that introduces them to future college, career, and personal pathways committed to gender-inclusive and just communities.
Course material and topics range each year, but include the following: women’s histories; queer histories; sexual health and reproductive justice; gender in social spaces of athletics, politics, education, and other fields; and visual and literary art forms as expression and critique.
Students receive important information, skills, and a network of friends and mentors as they return to their high school lives and prepare for their college experiences, including the opportunity to receive recommendation comments for college application processes.