We connect students to internships that are meaningful to them and their specific Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies interests through our fieldwork course: GSWS 4389. The course is required for the GSWS Major, and open to all students in the GSWS program and throughout the College of Liberal Arts.

Study Abroad

What do gender, sexuality and women’s issues look like outside of the United States? Temple’s Study Abroad Office can help you explore this question through its Education Abroad programs and Overseas Campuses. Immerse yourself in another culture, and gain a world of experience that will expand your mind and teach you invaluable skills. Grow as a person, and build your resume at the same time.

Student Awards

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program has four annual undergraduate awards that honor academic and creative excellence in our students. The awards are acknowledged and celebrated by an annual formal award ceremony sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts for all undergraduate awards granted by departments in the liberal arts. Students invite faculty members to join them in their celebration, as well as family and friends. The event fosters the appreciation of both undergraduate academic achievement and mentor/student relationships.

Barbara Brownstein Prize in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies This award is given by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program to honor Barbara Brownstein, former Provost, Professor of Biology, and Director of the Women’s Studies Program. It is awarded to a graduating senior and Women’s Studies major in recognition of leadership and academic excellence.

Sonia Sanchez Scholarship Established by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program to honor Sonia Sanchez’s contributions and achievements, the scholarship is awarded to a continuing Temple student whose engagement and activism with women’s lives, the struggles and triumphs of people of color, or global and humanist themes demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to social justice and the arts.

Audre Lorde Prize Established by Sonia Sanchez, Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, this award is given to a graduating senior in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies who best exemplifies the activism and achievements of black lesbian feminist writer and teacher Audre Lorde (1934-1992).

Certificate of Excellence The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Certificate of Excellence is awarded to a student who performs community service as an activist in the health and social work professions, maintains academic excellence, and has been employed during some portion of his/her study at Temple University.

Student Organizations

Stay connected and get involved with one of our student organizations!

Talks and Events

We host and co-sponsor talks and events by cutting-edge gender and sexuality scholars, practitioners and activists. Follow us on Twitter @templegsws and @TempleLGBTMinor to stay in the loop about our speaker series and other GSWS-related events.