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Women's and gender studies research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersections with race and class. Research within women's and gender studies also often includes feminist theory, masculinities and men's studies, studies of sexualities, LGBTQI studies, and girlhood and boyhood studies.
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City & Campus Local Resources
LBGTQ+ Initatives (Office of Student Life)
"The vision of LGBTQ+ Initiatives, within the Office of Student Life, is to affirm the LGBTQ+ and Ally community at UC Merced through education, outreach and advocacy."
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
"We affirm the inherent dignity and value of every person while cultivating a campus climate rooted in mutual respect and compassion. We uphold the right to freedom of expression and encourage a culture of dialogue, understanding, and civility in all interactions. We seek to create a campus where a rich tapestry of ideas is shared, collaboration is embraced, and innovation is promoted."
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
"Provides the campus community with information about how to get and give help, how to report, your responsibilities as a member of the UC Merced community, and steps UC is taking to address sexual violence on campus and at work."
Womxn's Programs (Office of Student Life)
"...Womxn’s Programs establishes a network of support and advocates for the positive educational and co-curricular experiences for all members of the UC Merced community while maintaining a specific focus on gender and women."
Valley Crisis Center (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
Offers a 24 hour crisis line. Since 2008 Valley Crisis Center of Merced County has been the community’s response to violence and abuse, serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other serious crimes, while also working to prevent violence and abuse through prevention education, intervention training and public awareness.