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National Women’s Studies Association is a site that features college planning tools and academic guides. Our resource was created as part of the effort to help women close this gap and achieve success in both college and their careers. We've organized our resources for women into two sections:

  • Scholarship Resource
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The “Who Needs Feminism?” campaign, started at Duke University, seeks to “challenge existing stereotypes surrounding feminists and assert the importance of feminism today.”

Feminism is for everyone.

Here is the University of Notre Dame’s take: Who Needs Feminism? ND


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Gender Studies DVD/VHS Library (pdf)

If you would like to check out a Gender Studies Library book or DVD, please stop by the office during business hours. Books and DVDs can be borrowed for a two week time period. If additional time is needed, an email request to should be submitted prior to the due date.


Did you know
that "sexual orientation" is not included in Notre Dame's non-discrimination clause?  Did you know that there is not a recognized lgbtq-ally student club? "In due time" can no longer be an excuse.  Due time is due now, and the 4 to 5 Movement plans on raising the voice of the majority to make Notre Dame a welcoming place for its lgbtq members of the community.

4 to 5 Movement at Notre Dame Releases “It Needs to Get Better” Video
NOTRE DAME, IN – On Tuesday, February 28th, the 4 to 5 Movement at the University of Notre Dame released an “It Needs to Get Better” video.  The 4 to 5 Movement is a coalition comprised of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, clubs and groups, alumni/ae, and groups that support full inclusion for GLBTQ members of the community.  The video was made in the midst of a call from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters for Notre Dame to grant official club status to its Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student group (AllianceND) and to include “sexual orientation” in its legally binding nondiscrimination clause.

The “It Needs to Get Better” video premiered to one hundred members of the campus community, including students, faculty, and staff.  The premiere event featured speeches from AllianceND member Samuel Costanzo, Progressive Student Alliance co-president Alex Coccia, and video producer Brenna Williams.  In her address, Williams proclaimed, “I want to be in the last graduating class at Notre Dame that cannot say they were able to be a part of a GSA.” 

In addition to releasing the video, members of the 4 to 5 Movement delivered a packet of testimonials to University President Father John Jenkins.  The testimonials numbered fifty pages and were written by undergraduate and graduate students, from both GLBTQ students and allies, stating why it needs to get better at Notre Dame.  The cover letter to the testimonials reads in part: “The GLBTQ members of our community and their allies cannot accept the claims that enough is being done or that the University is doing as much as it can. We cannot accept these claims because we know first hand that they are not true.”  Responses to claims commonly made in response to the recognition of a Gay-Straight Alliance and the addition of “sexual orientation” in the nondiscrimination clause were published in an appendix.  Coccia recently stated, “The high standard to which the administration holds the entire Notre Dame community (including itself)…must actually be practiced. If the administration truly believed its own spirit of inclusion, University policy would reflect it.”

The video, which has already received over 10,000 views on YouTube, is one of multiple upcoming 4 to 5 Movement outreach and support initiatives.  The 4 to 5 Movement has been successful in building a coalition with student groups from other Catholic institutions, including CUAllies at Catholic University, among others.  The movement has already attracted national media attention from The Huffington Post and other blogs and was successful earlier last month in the effort to get the Notre Dame Student Senate to pass resolutions calling for the creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance and inclusive nondiscrimination clause. 

About the 4 to 5 Movement
The 4 to 5 Movement is a broad coalition comprised of Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, clubs and groups, alumni/ae, and non-Notre Dame groups that support full inclusion for LGBTQ members of the community.  The 4 to 5 Movement is facilitated by the Progressive Student Alliance.  It was started in October 2011.  The name of the movement comes from a statement given by Brian Sims at a talk on campus in March 2011.  Citing the Pew Forum, Hamilton College polls, and the National Youth Survey, he stated, “Four out of Five. Four out of five college students, or college educated people between the ages of eighteen and thirty in the United States right now support the general package of gay civil rights…. Eighty percent of you support my rights, you only think that it’s about a third of you.”  The 4 to 5 Movement has three goals: “to make it clear that being an ally makes [one] part of the majority” in order to raise the voices of allies at Notre Dame; “to take actions that promote a safe and welcoming environment at Notre Dame for members of the community who identify as LGBTQ”; and “to take actions to address/change the non-inclusive non-discrimination clause and the lack of recognition for a gay-straight alliance student club (AllianceND).”
More information on the 4 to 5 Movement can be found at, on the Facebook group and on Twitter at @4to5Movement.
Full Appendix – The 4 to 5 Movement

Faculty/Staff Letter in Support of the LGBTQ Community at Notre Dame


Women’s Library at London Metropolitan University
A unique collection relating to British women’s fight for the vote 100 years ago has been revealed online through the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).  The digitized material represents a selection of the vast collections housed at the Women’s Library at London Metropolitan University, and includes posters, photographs, postcards, badges, and other memorabilia relating to the British suffrage movement.  Particularly remarkable and moving items from the online collection include a photograph of a crowd attacking suffragettes, and the purse that was held by Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in 1913, when she stepped in front of the horse of King George V, which resulted in her death four days later.

The Women’s Library is the oldest and largest collection of women’s history in the UK and was founded in 1926 as the Library of the London Society for Women’s Service, a non-militant organization led by leading suffragist, Millicent Fawcett. It is now held by the London Metropolitan University and is an internationally acclaimed specialist library, archive, and museum with collections that have broadened since its inception to include a wide range of subjects which focus on the lives of women in Britain. The collection now consists of 60,000 books and pamphlets, 3500 periodical titles, over 450 archives, and 5000 museum objects.

The collection of valuable documents, from the Women's Library and the Parliamentary Archives, which tell the story of the women’s suffrage movement has also recently been selected as one of twenty collections to represent the outstanding heritage of the United Kingdom on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register.

The online selection provides a taster of these extensive collections, and adds to the national repository of over 120,000 digitized images available through VADS from a range of collections across the UK. In particular, this latest addition complements the existing online collection of Women’s Library Suffrage Banners, which includes almost 250 banners and associated artworks which have been made available online for free use in education and research.
To view the new Women’s Library Suffrage Collection, see:
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