Student organizations provide an opportunity to connect with classmates, faculty, and other community members who share your passions near and far. The Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is proud to host several student orgs that offer many incredible opportunities!
IOTA IOTA IOTA Honor Society
IOTA IOTA IOTA (Triota) is a national honor society that was started at the Metropolitan State University (MSU) - Denver in 1985 and has grown to 108 chapters nationwide in the last 35 years. The Greek letter, Iota, was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses Inana, Ishtar, and Isis. Triota strives to maintain feminist values and promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI), and an overall supportive academic environment for students.
As a member of Alpha Tau, the UWEC chapter of Triota, you will be part of the larger IOTA IOTA IOTA community nationwide.
1. Students need to be a Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities (WGSS) major or minor.
2. Students must have completed 9 credits of WGSS courses.
3. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in WGSS courses AND at least a 3.0 GPA overall
Women Uniting and Fighting: Coalition to Fight Sexism and Misogyny at UWEC
Women Uniting and Fighting (WUF) is a coalition of students, faculty, and staff who combat sexism and misogyny at UW-Eau Claire through activism, advocacy, and educational programming. One of their main accomplishments so far has been advocating for the Intersectional Women’s Center, currently located in Hibbard Hall 385.
WUF believes that system-wide changes to the culture and climate of sexism, racism, and misogyny at UWEC are necessary for gender and racial justice. They believe that, although women are a majority on our campus, they are still institutionally marginalized and face gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence. For women students and faculty of color in particular, experiences of sexism and misogyny often intersect with those of racism and xenophobia. The Intersectional Women’s Center, one of WUF’s key projects, represents and provides a supportive community space for the diverse population of women at UWEC.