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Approaching our work from a social justice framework, we seek to practice intersectional trans-inclusive feminism to challenge the status quo and promote gender equity by raising awareness of important issues related to gender and sexism, providing opportunities to translate awareness into action, and empowering individuals to advocate for themselves and others. We aim to INFORM, INVOLVE, and EMPOWER members of the KU community.


Located in Suite 1040 of the Burge Union, the ETC contributes to a welcoming, inclusive campus climate for people of all gender identities and works to provide a safer space for marginalized people. We welcome people of all identities and abilities — who appreciate difference, practice inclusion, and support our commitment to equity — to share our space. 



The ETC provides programming, services, assistance, advocacy, and support to campus community members of all gender identities.

We offer a variety of events that work to raise people's awareness of the impact of gender and sexism on our lives.

To learn more about what we do, please visit Programs & Services and click here for an up-to-date listing of all our exciting Fall 2019 EVENTS!  


At the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, we promote and practice feminism that aims to challenge sexism as it intersects with other systems of oppression (including racism, cis-heterosexism, and ableism, among others).

To read more about the kind of feminism The Emily Taylor Center promotes visit About the Center.

To learn more about the feminism we advocate and practice — and why it is for everyone — we recommend you read Black feminist scholar Bell hooks' concise primer, Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics. The full text is available online at:


  • Only 24% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women.
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas Legislature, only 47 are women.
  • Of Kansas families with a single female head of household, 33% live below the poverty level.
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men. The gap is wider for marginalized women. 
  • Women take on more student debt than men but are paid less when they graduate from college. This figure is elevated for marginalized women.

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