Title IX for a New Generation Initiative

Who are we?

The Title IX for a New Generation Initiative houses a quickly growing community that seeks to transform debates concerning Title IX in higher education by empowering the people who are most directly impacted by Title IX, students, to lead its transformation. While educating students about the legal landscape of gender equity and supporting them through inquiry-based learning and advocacy projects, we aim to create innovative solutions to our country’s sexual assault and harassment epidemic, among other gender equity problems.


Title IX for a New Generation (WGST 150/300) Fall 2021!

We are delighted to announce that Title IX for a New Generation (WGST 150) will be offered in the Fall 2021 semester. The course will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm. Title IX Advanced Studies (WGST 300) will run concurrently. 

The rules about gender and sex are changing and it will take a new generation of leaders to make Title IX work for everyone. This course is an invitation to those future leaders, and a unique opportunity to apply academic rigor to one of the most contentious issues of our time.

This is a student-created, project-based course on sex discrimination in education. We will explore the law’s impact, analyze the national conversations about sex and gender in education, and take a deep dive into how Title IX impacts our own Georgetown community.

Working with both a professor and trained peer mentors, students will conduct independent research, practice navigating the social dynamics underlying these issues, and use their creativity and compassion to help the larger community.

Absolutely no previous knowledge is required, but you will be expected to be active learners. 

This class is by permission of the instructor. We are looking for students who want to make a difference both here at Georgetown as well as across campuses everywhere. Note that no prior knowledge or experience with Title IX is required. If you want to join the class, please email Professor Collina at shc44@georgetown.edu and simply tell her why you are interested.  

Our SECOND Colloquium was held December 7, 2020. Couldn’t join us? You can see the recording HERE.
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