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School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice



The School of Culture, Gender & Social Justice (SCGSJ) provides a robust, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education that is informed by the historical, social, political, and cultural forces that shape society. Unique in its hands-on, practical approach, the SCGSJ enables students to understand complex social problems in a way that prepares them to be real-world problem solvers. Upon graduation, SCGSJ students are ready to advocate for justice, capable of developing innovative solutions to society’s most difficult problems, and prepared to lead transformative, collaborative, work in any field they choose. 

Highlights & Happenings

Juneteenth Celebration


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Laramie Pride Fest



To learn more about Laramie Pride events click here!

Donations to support the work of the SCGSJ and its programs can be made here.

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Faculty Highlights

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SCGSJ Transformative Initiatives

  • Black Studies Center

    UW Black Studies Center
    The UW Black Studies Center (UWBSC) spotlights the truth that advancing the precise histories of black people contributes to the University of Wyoming's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. The UWBSC strives to become a model that places Black Studies in rural areas at the forefront of the conceptualizations of race. By engendering a more robust understanding of Black Studies, the UWBSC seeks to enhance the visibility and relevance of Black Studies and its capacity to directly impact contemporary social issues that plague America and the greater global community. Click here for more information.
  • Rural Social Justice Center

    Rural Social Justice Center
    Building on its strong interdisciplinary tradition and unique positionality as part of the School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice at the University of Wyoming, the Rural Social Justice Center brings together scholarship, research, and creative endeavors, community education, engagement, and activism centered on rural spaces and rural issues in order to further understanding and develop solutions to today’s most pressing social justice problems and to engender positive, transformative, change.
  • Community Conversations Speaker Series

    Community Conversations Speaker Series
    The SCGSJ Community Conversations Speaker Series seeks to provide opportunities for dialogue and education related to issues of culture, gender, and social justice. With an emphasis on fosetering community, and a focus on research and scholarship, the Community Conversations Speaker Series encourages robust discussion and collaboration, while providing education on a range of issues, in a format open to anyone wishing to learn.

Spring 2022 Course Highlights

Spring 2022 Courses with Enrollment Space!

Looking for a fun, exciting course for spring? Need one more course to fill out your spring schedule?

While most of our courses are full, or near full, our courses with availability can be found here.


In any given semester, the School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice offers a range of courses that not only help students understand complex social phenomena but help students develop skills and abilities that enable them to be agents for transformative, positive change. Whether you are looking to better understand the many social justice issues you see in the news each day, or are looking for ways to make a difference, the SCGSJ offers a range of classes for those interested in social justice.

Click here for general course information.

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