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:

  1. Championing professional development that creates an inclusive campus environment  and gender equity in metrics, assessment, policies, practices and procedures.
  2. Promoting visibility and transparency around policies, practices, procedures and groups that support gender equity.
  3. Recognizing and celebrating contributions from the entire MSU community – undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, groups and allies – that cultivate gender equity.
  4. Providing  opportunities for the community to share their questions, concerns, or ideas around issues related to gender equity.



The Gender Equity Alliance is currently seeking staff, undergraduate and graduate students, tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty and community members who are interested in working together towards these goals. Members of this group will be asked to join a meeting once a semester for two years, participate in projects that the group prioritizes, and be a communications connection to others about what the Gender Equity Alliance is doing.

Sound interesting and exciting? Signup below by April 15, 2022.


Member recruitment will happen in April. The Gender Equity Alliance will then hold a strategic planning session in May to develop a 5-year plan, goals and action committees for FY2023 in preparation for launching in the fall of 2022.

With questions about the Gender Equity Alliance, reach out to the Program Lead for Gender Equity at [email protected].