UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity

The Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity (WGSE) department works to foster an equitable, inclusive, and safe educational environment for all members of the UCSB community. We strive to empower people of all genders to reach their full potential and to challenge constraining gender norms. The WGSE provides advocacy, education, resources, and support for students, staff, faculty, and community members. We value and respect all genders, bodies, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and racial and ethnic identities. The WGSE is comprised of the Women's Center, Campus Advocacy Resource and Education (CARE), and the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center (NTSRC).

The WGSE provides a wide array of services to meet the needs of the UCSB community. We offer fun, interactive, and educational programs such as invited speaker presentations, films, workshops, and discussion groups. Our CARE program offers individualized crisis counseling and advocacy for anyone affected by sexual assault, stalking, or domestic violence; prevention education programs for student, staff, and faculty groups; and other resources for reducing violence in our community. The NTSRC welcomes all students who are age 25+, partnered/married, or have dependent(s) and offers programming, campus resources, and an active gathering space for studying and socializing. All he physical spaces of the WGSE include meeting and study spaces; research libraries open to all students, faculty, and staff; and a children’s space and study space for non-traditional students.

The spaces of the WGSE include the Women’s Center located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (1220 SRB) and the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center located on the first floor of the SRB. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (805) 893-3778 for further information or visit the Web site at: wgse.sa.ucsb.edu.