Women's and Gender Education Center

About Us

The Women’s and Gender Education (WAGE) Center supports the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) program’s efforts in offering students the skills to critically and actively engage with the world. In the WAGE Center, you will integrate theory and practice to transform social relations, representations, knowledge, institutions, and policies.

The Center has been part of GWSS at Eastern Washington University since 1977. We engage with students, staff, and faculty across campus through programs, events, and initiatives. We promote gender equity and all forms of diversity through workshops and collaborations with community and university partners.

Our Mission

The Women’s and Gender Education Center at EWU provides an inclusive student-centered space while supporting intersectional feminist scholarship and activism.

We achieve this mission by:

  • Supporting students’ holistic development and academic success through co-curricular programs
  • Offering opportunities for dialogue and activism around difference, power, and privilege, and
  • Creating a collaborative community around feminist scholarship.

Whether you’re interested in activism, intersectionality, sex, gender, sexuality, or leadership development, we have co-curricular programs to meet your needs and inspire you. Members of the public are welcome at all of our events and programs.

2020-2021 Annual Report 



Support Us

Did you know that we need financial support for our work?

Opportunities include:

  • Sally Winkle Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Activist in Residence Endowment Fund
  • HOME Childcare Scholarship
  • WIN Emergency fund for Single Students who are Parents
  • General GWSS-WAGE Center Fund

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Zineera Hestley

Work-Study Student Staff
WAGE Center
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Jazlyne Miyazaki

Work-Study Student Staff
WAGE Center
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Position Vacant

Women's and Gender Education Center
Monroe Hall 207D

Reserve the Center

We support classes, community groups, and organizations in our space for purposes that are aligned with our mission.

The WAGE Center can accommodate up to 60 people. There are modular couches, small square tables, and chairs with arms on them. There is a movie screen, projector, and wall outlet with connectors for PCs and some Macs. There is a kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, a sink, dishes, silverware, and cups.

Please note that a contact person should be present during the event, setup, and clean up after the event. Noise should not be excessive. All university policies should be followed in our space.

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Fragrance-Free Space

Thank you for helping us maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for everyone who uses the WAGE Center and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies suite.

Please refrain from wearing scented products while visiting this space as they can cause serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies and/or chemical sensitivities.

Scented products include perfumes, colognes, scented lotions, clothing washed and/or dried with scented products, scented hair products, and essential oils

We appreciate your cooperation in making your space more accessible. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community. For more information on why we are becoming fragrance-free, check out the following resources: