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Affiliating with the WGSS

Affiliate faculty are faculty from any college, school, or institute at Georgia State University. Affiliate faculty may teach WGSS courses, chair or serve on thesis committees, and serve on WGSS standing or ad hoc committees. In order to maintain eligibility as an affiliate faculty member of the WGSS, a faculty member must serve on a committee or teach a WGSS class during his or her term as an affiliate.

The WGSS Executive Committee calls for and reviews applications for affiliate faculty status during the spring semester of each academic year. In order to apply for affiliate faculty status, a faculty member should provide the WGSS Director and Executive Committee with the following: (1) a full cv, (2) a descriptive statement (of one page or less) of experience in and commitment to the study of gender and sexuality, and (3) a list of courses taught in the last three years.

The terms for affiliate faculty status are for three years and are renewable. Terms begin the following fall semester.

Please feel free to call or email our director, Dr. Susan Talburt, at 404-413-6581 or for more information. 


WGSS Policies and Procedures

  **Note: Recent departmental name change is not reflected in some documents.

Campus Resources

Here are some campus offices committed to equity and fairness at Georgia State University.

Office for the Advancement of Women

The Office of the Advancement of Women was established in December 1999 as a resource for women faculty and administrators at Georgia State University. AofW's mission is to identify needs, offer support, develop professional opportunities for women faculty and administrators within the university, and implement programs and initiatives toward that goal.

Opportunity Development and Diversity Education Planning Office

The Opportunity Development and Diversity Education Planning Office has responsibility in providing leadership, coordination, and oversight of the University's affirmative action and diversity education initiatives. The office monitors all matters within the University that pertain to affirmative action, employee relations, equal opportunity, and diversity. The office eenhances the Univesity's commitment to affirmative action and diversity and faciitates compliance with equal opportunity regulations.

Office of the Ombudsperson

With confidentiality and by assuming a neutral or impartial role, the Office of the Ombudsperson assists all members of the university community in informally solving problems and resolving conflicts while promoting alternatives to more formal adversarial processes. Ombudspersons support effective communication, cooperation, equity, and civility in academic and work environments through coaching individuals, facilitating communication bewteen persons and departments, mediation, providing information on university policy, and, when needed, recommending appropriate institutional action or change.