Our Purpose: Approaching our work from a social justice lens, we 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.
It is critical to understand gender and sexism — as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression — because they influence everyone's experiences, choices, opportunities, access to resources, and outcomes. The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity (ETC) is here to confront sexism and advance gender equity. With this purpose in mind, the ETC provides education, involvement opportunities, and tools to combat stereotypical notions of gender and barriers that inhibit students’ academic success, persistence to graduation, and ability to thrive in the workplace. Find out more about our programs and services below.
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.