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logo"Gender Studies offers preparation for life. Awareness of gender issues is crucial for so many occupations and careers (such as law, management, medicine, and the like). Students who get a gender studies minor are prepared to deal with the complexities of gender concerns in the contemporary world. It is especially important to study gender issues from a Christian perspective, because as followers of Christ we need to be actively engaged in gender reconciliation."
~ Professor Ruth Groenhout, philosophy


Find out what it means to approach gender studies from a Christian perspective at Calvin.


Learn more about the courses and requirements for the gender studies program.


See upcoming events sponsored or co-sponsored by the gender studies program.

Writing contest

The Gender Studies program sponsors a campus-wide writing contest each spring.