Student Resources

Women and Gender Studies Publications

Publications are created each semester by the students in WGS 690: Senior Seminar, the capstone for majors in Women and Gender Studies.

Advising Forms

Students wishing to declare Women and Gender Studies as their major or minor should make an appointment with one of the undergraduate advisers. Before meeting with an adviser make sure to fill out page one of an advising form. Bring your unofficial transcripts and/or Academic Progress report, both available through your Student Center, to your first meeting.

Minor Advising Form (pdf)

Major Advising Form (pdf)


Graduate Career Options

Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.

Immigration Resources


SFILEN - San Francisco Immigration Legal and Education Network


    -African Advocacy Network (AAN)

        938 Valencia St. San Francisco


    -Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

        522 Valencia St. San Francisco


    -Asian Law Caucus (ALC)

        55 Columbus Ave. San Francisco


    -Asian Pacific Islander and Legal Outreach 

        1121 Mission St. San Francisco


-Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)



    -Causa Justa/ Just Cause

        2301 Mission St. San Francisco


    -Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

        3101 Mission St. San Francisco


    -Chinese for Affirmative Action 

        17 Walter U Lum pl. San Francisco


    -Dolores Street Community Services

        938 Valencia St. San Francisco


    -Filipino Community Center (FCC)

        4681 Mission St. San Francisco


    -La Raza Centro Legal

        474 Valencia St. San Francisco


    -Mujeres Unidas Y Activas (MUA)

        3543 18th St. San Francisco


    -People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER!)

        474 Valencia St. San Francisco





1) NQAPIA website (mostly for Asian queers but broadly applicable)



4) upcoming legal workshop: Name and Gender ID Change Drop-In Clinic, 10 December<> at 11:00–19:00 Liberating Ourselves Locally<>

1234 23rd Ave., Oakland, California 94601

5) Immigrant Legal Resource Center Community Resources:

It’s important for everyone to know their rights if approached by an immigration (ICE) agent as well as how families can best prepare for something happening. This resource provides practical tips for things immigrant families can do now to prepare as well as information on rights everyone has in the United States, regardless of immigration status.





1) about white kinship at Thanksgiving time:


2) about normalization:


3) on White Feminism:


4) on living in an autocracy: 

Masha Gessen, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival.”


5) on global possibilities:



ON DESCALATION website of resources from Mimi Nguyen, U of Illinois




On changing gender markers on IDs, passports, birth-certificates and other legal documents:




OTHER READINGS and SYLLABI (including a great syllabus on Standing Rock) from The New Inquiry:

A Time for Treason


The People’s Community Medics (PCM)

You can reach us at 510-239-7720 or and at



Instead of calling the cops (From Catalyst Project)

Please read and share these resources about what to do instead of calling the cops:

Recommendations and Love for Cop Watchers by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

What To Do Instead of Calling the Police

Don't Call the Police by Mike Ludwig 

Calling Someone Other Than the Cops by Conor Friedersdorf 

Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody's Got To Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop Free World by José Martín



Critical Resistance Oakland Power Project

The Oakland Power Projects (OPP) builds the capacity for Oakland residents to reject police and policing as the default response to harm and to highlight or create alternatives that actually work by identifying current harms, amplifying existing resources, and developing new practices that do not rely on policing solutions.



Resources for Addressing Harm, Accountability, and Healing (From Critical Resistance)


Students should be sure to meet with their advisor in the first few weeks of the semester to discuss courses and degree program.

Office hours are posted in Humanities 315 and on the Department website under "Faculty".

M.A. Students

Evren Savci, PhD, Graduate Coordinator


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Martha Kenney, PhD (

All Students Spring 2018

Please visit her calendar to make an appointment.  If you cannot attend her scheduled office hours, please e-mail Prof. Kenney at to arrange an alternate meeting time.  If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, follow the “cancel” link on your confirmation e-mail to cancel.

WGS also recommends meeting with an ARC advisor . ARC advisors can help you understand SFSU requirements and make sure you are on track for graduation.  This is not a replacement for major/minor advising, but complementary.  We suggest meeting with both WGS and ARC advisors once per semester. 

What to Bring to your Advising Meeting

Declaring WGS as your Major

Major declaration form 
WGS major advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Declaring WGS as your Minor

Minor declaration form 
WGS minor advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (first time)

WGS major or minor advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (continuing student)

Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Graduation Paperwork

Prof. Kenney will be visiting WGS 690 on February 14 to sign your graduation paperwork.  If you are not taking WGS 690 this semester and are graduating in Spring 2018, please make an appointment with Prof. Kenney before February 14 at   Bring the following paperwork:

Application to graduate
Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report


Women and Gender Studies Resource Room

Located in Humanities 316, this space is available for study and small social gatherings, Monday-Friday 9-5, Fall and Spring semesters unless there is a previously scheduled meeting. Please consult the room calendar for meeting times.

The resource room also has a refreshed (non-circulating) library, with many current course texts and books of interest to WGS students. Browse the complete WGS library.

Advancement to Candidacy

The Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) is filed after the student has completed a minimum of 12 units, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and before completing 27 units of work applicable to the M.A. degree. Once the ATC form is approved, the student is advanced to candidacy. Further information may also be found at the Division of Graduate Studies website.

Undergraduate Career Options

Career options for majors and minors


More than 60 Bay Area-based nonprofit social justice and arts organizations offer internships to Women and Gender Studies majors.




M.A. Culminating Projects

Student theses and creative projects from 1971 to present

WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship

The purpose of the WGS Student Emergency Fund Scholarship is to support students in need of “emergency” funding. An emergency is broadly defined to include those categories not covered as part of the regular cost of attendance (i.e. NOT “tuition fees, books and supplies, meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses” per Financial Aid). During the 2016-2017 academic year, 14 scholarships were awarded.

The award is open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGS. Preference is given to graduate students and undergraduate majors, and there is no GPA requirement. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of citizenship status. 

Contact the Department Chair for more information. If your application is awarded, a copy of a bill tied to your emergency may be required.