Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program


Union College's annual PRIDE Walk


Union College’s Delta Gamma chapter of Iota Iota Iota logo

Union College’s Delta Gamma chapter of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), a national honor society for students with a demonstrated interest in women’s and gender studies was established in Spring 2014. Students are invited to become members if they have completed three Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies designated courses, including GSW 100, and have a GPA greater than 3.3 overall and in these courses.

Women's Union

Women’s Union is a student support and action group that encourages campus-wide discussion of issues of importance to women and to achieving gender equality. It organizes activities on campus, which in recent years, have included performances of The Vagina Monologues, speakers, films, workshops, fundraisers for local and international non-profit organizations, and forms of entertainment that address these issues. Meetings are held regularly at the GSWS Suite (RCC 301).

2019 – 2020 Officers

  • President: Leanne Torres
  • Vice President: Emma Mahony
  • Public Relations Chair: Marcy Forti
  • Secretary: Sarah Vanasse
  • Treasurer: Dayrielis Noa Guzman

Student Allies for Equality

Student Allies for Equality works to educate the Union community on LGBTQIA+ issues as well as create a supportive network for members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. Student Allies brings various music venues, poets and speakers to Union as well as sponsors movies open to the campus concerning LGBTQIA+ issues. For more information, check out Student Allies for Equality on Facebook and Tumblr.


Denim Days

Supports sexual assault victims

Vagina Monologues

Supports movement against violence to women