Each spring, the Women & Gender Collaborative hosts the CSU Gender Summit
for those working on gender equity and gender-related efforts across campus at CSU.  

The CSU Gender Summit is a culminating event to connect, promote, and support gender-related efforts for employees and graduate students across campus, including activities of the Women & Gender Collaborative’s Committees under the Systems-Based Leadership Development through Service Model. Read about the 2019 CSU Gender Summit here

CSU Gender Summit 

March 11th and 12th, 2019

North Ballroom, Lory Student Center 


Read about the inaugural Summit in the SOURCE!

The CSU Gender Summit serves multiple purposes:

  • Increase visibility of efforts across campus and highlight exceptional achievements
  • Create opportunities for healing and repair to support well-being and community as we continue to move forward in the work of advancing gender equity
  • Share critical information and perspectives to support consistency in language, priorities, and implementation among recommending and programming groups and all other gender-related efforts
  • Collect data and gather feedback to help elucidate the most complex and challenging obstacles regarding how to promote gender equity on campus
  • Help recruit new committee members

Featured Programs

Recognitions & Summit Showcase
March 11th - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The CSU Gender Summit begins with a recognition of accomplishments and achievements. A resource fair will showcase activities, groups, and resources across campus, including committees connected to the Women & Gender Collaborative and other gender-related efforts. This will celebrate achievements; increase visibility of gender equity efforts; provide information for networking with others; inspire ideas for how to engage; and foster a sense of momentum and collective action. 

*The Feminist Fight Club at CSU will host a Coffee Break at 9:00 am to welcome attendees to the Showcase.
All are welcome to join for light refreshments!* 

Healing & Repair
March 11th – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This session offers a unique and important opportunity for healing and repair by engaging in story sharing and personal reflection. The goal will be to hold space for listening, recognition, and support for pain and trauma that has been experienced within, or because of, our campus community so that we might be better able to work collectively from a place of liberation.

*Registration requested to attend*

Plenary Sessions
March 12th – 9:00 am to 11:45 am

Plenary sessions provide critical information for all gender-related campus efforts to be inclusive and effective in advancing gender equity. These sessions include identifying significant trends and areas of priority across campus that all gender-related groups should be aware of as they continue their work.


Collaborative Conversations
March 12th – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Collaborative Conversations provides a facilitated space for critical discussion on potential connections, challenges, and gaps represented in how the campus community is currently addressing gender equity and inclusion. With support from the Center for Public Deliberation, Collaborative Conversations will prompt reflections on the values that inform our practices, and gather feedback from multiple perspectives to help inform gender-related activities the following year.

*Registration requested to attend*

2019 Gender Summit Plenary Sessions

Gender Inclusion for the Trans & Non-Binary Community
Dora Frias

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Gender Inclusion for the Trans & Non-Binary Community Powerpoint
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Transgender Inclusivity Scale
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Things to Know About Title IX
Sandra E. Hodgin, PhD & Jennifer Mayhew, JD

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Things to Know About Title IX Powerpoint
Student & Employee Resources

Intersectionality & Supporting Women of Color
Carmen Rivera, Stephanie Zee & Rachael Johnson

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