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Student Organizations

Women's and Gender Studies Student Organization - WGSSO

The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization (WGSSO) works to create inclusive feminist spaces on campus. WGSSO is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study. In order to create a more accessible organization, Triota, the women’s and gender studies honors society, is now incorporated within WGSSO. Students graduating with the required GPA will still have an opportunity to become members of the honors society. (See below for more on Triota.) The Women’s and Gender Studies Student Organization is committed to upholding feminist values and fighting for equality and social justice on Eastern Michigan University’s campus and across greater Ypsilanti and Southeast Michigan communities.

Contact us at  wgsso.emich@gmail.com

National Women's and Gender Studies Honor Society - Triota

Triota (Iota Iota Iota) is a national academic and service-based Women's and Gender Studies honor society.  The Greek letter, Iota, was selected to represent the three goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. Triota strives to maintain feminist values central to women's and gender studies:

  • Egalitarianism
  • Inclusiveness
  • Analyses of structures of power in society
  • Celebration of the diversity of Women's and LGBTQ experiences

Triota also promotes and supports academic excellence and facilitates activism among Women’s and Gender Studies students.   

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of at least 2 WGST (or related) courses
  • First semester Sophomore standing through last semester Grad student

To Remain in Good Standing Members Must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Regularly attend Triota meetings
  • Complete 30 hours of service related to women’s and gender issues each year

Members who graduate in good standing will be given an honor cord to wear with their graduate regalia.

If you are interested in joining Triota, please contact Jennifer Stavros at  jstavro1@emich.edu or 734-487-1177. 

Students for Choice

Students for Choice believes in the fundamental right of every individual to manage his or her own fertility. We support full access to comprehensive reproductive and complimentary health care services in settings that preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; advocates of public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; and supports access to medically accurate education that enhances education of human sexuality.