Gender Equity Alliance
Working towards the future where gender does not determine success.
We envision a welcoming and equitable campus environment in which people of all gender identities are empowered, valued, and supported.
Created in March 2022, the Gender Equity Alliance, formerly known as the President’s Commission on the Status of University Women, cultivates gender equity at Montana State University by addressing barriers, developing relationships with partners, and creating shared accountability for sustainable change.
We represent diverse voices with intersecting identities across the gender spectrum in:
- Championing professional development that creates an inclusive campus environment and gender equity in metrics, assessment, policies, practices and procedures.
- Promoting visibility and transparency around policies, practices, procedures and groups that support gender equity.
- Recognizing and celebrating contributions from the entire MSU community – undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, groups and allies – that cultivate gender equity.
- Providing opportunities for the community to share their questions, concerns, or ideas around issues related to gender equity.
Priorities for 2023 - 2024
Inclusive Department Culture
We will hold discussions with leaders about creating inclusive departments, and partner with other offices on campus who are working on bystander training, bringing people together in dialog and deepening understanding of campus climate.
Previously a function of the President's Commission on the Status of University Women, we plan to review policies for concerns around gender equity.
Communication around Gender Equity
We plan to share information and raise awareness about the Gender Equity Alliance and gender equity in general throughout the year, including through the President's Award for Gender Equity.
Questions about the Gender Equity Alliance? Reach out to the Program Lead for Gender Equity at [email protected].