Mission & Vision of the Women and Gender Studies Program

The Women and Gender Studies Program affords opportunities for inquiry and dialogue on issues of gender identity and issues that women, in particular, confront daily.

Further, we encourage students and other members of the Drury Community to explore how differences and similarities between women and men intersect with race, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, age, and physical ability, particularly as they relate to questions of autonomy and power.

We seek to foster an environment that leads to ethical insight and the examination of contemporary social mores and social justice across the world.

We challenge and prepare students and other members of the Drury Community to contribute to an increasingly global and diverse society through critical thinking and communication skills, the acquisition of information, and the development of a personal identity.