The Center for Women's and Gender Studies at USC Upstate will be closed effective July 1. This administrative decision is, we believe, short-sighted and devalues the students who found their community in the Center's space. From innovative programming that expanded the horizons of knowledge for students, to creating a space with an inclusive and supportive climate, the Center met many needs that are not met elsewhere on campus. The Center has been a space where academic rigor was encouraged, both in classroom settings and more broadly in the community. It has been a space for students to find their voice, to hone their skills, and to meet others and develop a community of affirming peers. Closing the Center will undoubtably change the climate for many marginalized populations on campus, specifically women and gender or sexual minority students.
Learn more about the decision here: http://goo.gl/nlG8pk