Student Resources

Women and Gender Studies Resource Room

Located in Humanities 316, this space is available for study and hanging out Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 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.

Activities and Events

Students may want to get involved with on-campus groups, including Feminism in Action. FIA holds biweekly meetings and can be reached at or on Facebook

Department events are announced via e-mail and posted to our Facebook page. To be added to our e-mail list, contact Women and Gender Studies at with the subject line “WGS email list.”

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


Women and Gender Studies Scholarships Applications are available for fall 2016.

Deadline TBA

M.A. Culminating Projects

Student theses and creative projects from 1971 to present

Women and Gender Studies Publications

Publications are created each semester by the students in WGS 690, which is our senior seminar for Women and Gender Studies majors.

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)

Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Advising Resource Center