The Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium directly serves Women’s and Gender Studies students, faculty, staff, and administrators in all University of Wisconsin institutions. The Women’s Studies and Gender Consortium is committed to scholarship, teaching and activism that benefit all UW campuses and communities throughout the state. To accomplish this work, the Consortium invites and considers diverse voices, and seeks collaborations to improve the life of each community and the state of Wisconsin.
The Office of the GWS Librarian was created in 1977 to serve administrators, faculty, librarians and students across the UW System. Since 1989 it has been a constituent of the Women's and Gender Studies Consortium.
Initiated by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation, the UW System IDEAS Alliance became a permanent part of the UW System in the fall of 1996. The program is based on the UW-Oshkosh campus and serves all UW System institutions.