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Information for Current Students

 

Undergraduates who are pursuing a B.A. or Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies can receive academic advising support at the College of Arts and Letters Advisement Center.  The advisors will help students with questions regarding registration, general education requirements and degree requirements, academic probation and reinstatement, transfer credits, graduation applications, and much more. Visit the Advisement Center website to make an appointment, or acess their online and on campus drop-in advising hours.  Questions regarding course substitutions for the Major and Minor should be emailed to the Department Chair Dr. Alejandra Marchevsky at [email protected]

Graduate students who are pursuing the Post-Bacc. Certificate in Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies can email the Department Chair with questions regarding course requirements and graduation applications: Dr. Alejandra Marchevsky at amarche@calstatela.edu. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies also has important information for graduate students at Cal State LA.

To scheduling an advisement appointment with Dr. Alejandra Marchevsky, please use the link below. Appointments are 30 minutes long and will take place over Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. If you prefer to meet in person with Dr. Marchevsky in her office, please make a note of that when you book the appointment andf she will expect you in her office in E&T A415.

Click here to book an advisement appointment with Dr. Marchevsky.

 

What can you do with a WGSS Degree?

Students with a B.A. degree or Minor in WGSS can go on to succeed in many different career pathways. Our courses prepare students with strong writing, research, critical thinking, oral communication, diversity and equity, and civic engagement skills. These skills are highly desired by graduate programs and employers, as they are essential to meeting many of the challenges of the 21st Century. WGSS graduates have advanced to pursue graduate education and careers in a wide variety of fields, including the following areas:

  • K-12 Education and Higher Education
  • Creative Arts, including Museums, Media, and Marketing
  • Social Services, including Social Work and Nursing
  • Community Organizing and the Non-Profit Sector
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • The Law, including Legal Services and Advocacy
  • Human Resources, including Organizational Development and Diversity
  • Public Health, including Reproductive Health 

Advising

Undergraduates who are pursuing a B.A. or Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies can receive academic advising support at the College of Arts and Letters Advisement Center.  The advisors will help students with questions regarding registration, general education requirements and degree requirements, academic probation and reinstatement, transfer credits, graduation applications, and much more. Visit the Advisement Center website to make an appointment, or acess their online and on campus drop-in advising hours.  Questions regarding course substitutions for the Major and Minor should be emailed to the Department Acting Chair Dr. Dionne Espinoza at [email protected]

Graduate students who are pursuing the Post-Bacc. Certificate in Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies can email the Department Chair with questions regarding course requirements and graduation applications: Dr. Dionne Espinoza at [email protected]  The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies also has important information for graduate students at Cal State LA.

For the Fall 2022 semester, Professor Espinoza's advising hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45-2:45 pm. She will be seeing students in person on a drop-in basis in ET 415, or on this Zoom link: https://calstatela.zoom.us/j/8092629910

 

Student Services

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE AT CAL STATE LA

The Office for Financial Aid and Scholarships assists current and prospective students with financial assistance available from federal, state and institutional sources for their attendance at Cal State L.A.

Student Health Services provides free or affordable health care and health education for Cal State L.A. students, including: Chiropractic, Dental, Nutrition, and Optometry clinics; family planning and emergency contraception; counseling, psychological, and psychiatric services,  laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray, and massage therapy.

For information on the Office of the Dean of Students initiatives for Cal Fresh, food pantry and emergency housing and financial support, click on this link.

The University's technical support resources include loaned computers and hot-spot devices for students to use at home, computer labs and printers on campus. 

Check out Cal State LA's academic support resources for students, including The Center for Academic Success (CAS). CAS tutors offer a one-on-one opportunity to discuss your assignments and will provide you with tools to become an independent scholar. The appointments are 30 minutes long. Log on to the Student Success Collaborative portal to make an appointment online.

The Erika J. Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center promotes the success of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families at Cal State LA through programs and services like weekly immigration legal clinics, California Dream Act Application for Financial Aid Assistance, and professional and academic development workshops. 

The Office for Students with Disabilities provides a range of supports for students with disabilities, including alternative testing, note-taking, accessible technology, and disability-related counseling.

The Career Development Center can assist students in identifying on- and off-campus jobs, internships, and professional career placements. The Career Development Center assists students at all levels including as alumni.

Student Belonging and Leadership

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) at Cal State LA is dedicated to creating safe and respectful learning spaces, catering specifically to the empowerment of Womyn, Men, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) community. The GSRC prides itself in challenging societal norms that have been used historically to oppress and marginalize, while raising awareness on contemporary issues we face.  The Center is located on the second floor of the University Student Union, inside the Cross-Cultural Centers. It is open and available to all.

The Cross-Cultural Centers (CCC) is comprised of the following centers: Asian Pacific Islander Student Resource Center; The Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center; The Pan African Student Resource Center; and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.  The CCC is located on the second floor of the University Student Union, and offer a comfortable and vibrant space where students gather to study and create community, as well as refrigerators and microwaves to store and heat food.

There's always something happening at Cal State LA! Check out the USU Calendar for listings of free workshops, panels and talks, film screenings and other campus events that take place in the University Student Union.

The Center for Student Involvement is the hub for student activities on campus. Find out about student organizations, recreation trips for Cal State LA students, and other opportunities for volunteering and leadership development.  Use this link to browse student organizations, including the Trans Queer Connection where you can meet other WGSS students and LGBTSTNB students from across the university!