About Us

Purpose of the Center

The Women and Gender Studies Center bridges academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.

Our mission is to educate the George Mason University community about gender issues and issues of concern to women, and to be a focal point for women’s studies scholarship and research.

Our purpose is to link with academic programs, University Life units, and the Northern Virginia community to provide learning experiences that educate about gender issues and issues of special importance to women; to provide a safe psychological and physical space for all women and gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgender populations; and to support our academic programs.

We host lectures and participate in important programs such as Take Back the Night and Women’s History Month to raise awareness and promote a sense of community on campus.  Learn more about our events, access women’s studies resources, and get involved.


Monday  9 am- 7 pm

Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 7 pm

Thursday 9  am – 5 pm

Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Visit Us

Johnson Center, Room 240K
4400 University Drive, MSN 5B6
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
Campus Map

Contact Us

Phone: 703-993-2896
E-mail: wgst@gmu.edu

Bias Incident Report Form

If you believe you have been an target of prejudice or discrimination, or have witnessed an act of bias or intolerance in the George Mason University community, please take a few minutes to tell us what happened.

Please recognize that completing this incident report form does not constitute filing a formal complaint. To file a formal complaint, contact University’s Office of Equity and Diversity Services (equity.gmu.edu) or the University Police (www.gmu.edu/depts/police), as appropriate. In some cases, however, the university may use information from an incident report to establish a formal charge.

Bias Incident Team Coordinator – biasrept@gmu.edu (confidential)

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