Information for Current Students
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
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 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!