Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies at PLU

The Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies (GSRS) program at PLU provides students with an innovative curriculum that examines how gender, sexuality and race are embedded in complex dynamics of power and resistance. Our courses offer intersectional and interdisciplinary ways to understand identities and imagine new configurations of power.

We provide students with opportunities to develop skills that will prepare them to pursue social justice and work in diverse communities. GSRS graduates will be able to solve problems in diverse environments, work effectively across difference, and lead from an equity mindset, some of the most important skills and abilities desired by employers.

Please join GSRS, Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy next Tuesday 10/17/23 to recognize Mental Health Awareness Week and LGBTQIA+ History Month with the following events:


Faculty Panel: 12:00-1:00PM, AUC Regency Room

“Gay, Proud and Healthy”: Revising DSM-II and the History of LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Mental Health “Gay, Proud and Healthy”

Participants: Laura Shneidman, Maria Theresa Carrington, and Quantas Ginn

GSRS Majors and Minors – Come to the Panel and Pick up a T-shirt!


Film Screening of Documentary Cured (2020 / 81 Mins.): 6:00-7:30PM, DJS Lounge

Stay after for Post-Screening Discussion

The Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies program gives students the important tools, resources, and language needed for personal empowerment and civic engagement. PLU GSRS graduates are prepared to pursue social justice creatively and effectively in their own ways. Our graduates are making positive changes in the way gender, sexuality, and race are understood globally in the 21st century.


Find out the history of the Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies Program.

Careers in GSRS

A degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Race Studies offers students a wide range of career options. View them here.

Students Speak

Read the narratives of past graduates and see what they've done with their GSRS degree!