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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying women, leadership, and social change.

WLSC minors are required to participate in an internship to deepen their practical understanding of social change. With a long history of activism, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to numerous organizations dedicated to feminist and LGBTQ causes. Whether you’re interested in reproductive justice, preventing sexual violence, or gender nonconforming families, you’ll have opportunities for community-based learning about your social passion.

Events & Activities
  • On-campus lectures—Visiting writers and activists speak on topics like reproductive justice and intersectionality, human rights and democracy, and feminism and work.
  • Off-campus events—The San Francisco Bay Area’s numerous educational and cultural institutions offer a wealth of performances, art exhibitions, and scholarly lectures that address women’s and LGBTQ experiences.
  • The Mills College Art Museum—Our own museum holds more than 10,000 works of art and supports the creativity of women through exhibitions and a work-study program. Many of its exhibitions explore key topics in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
  • Essay writing competition—Each year, Mills awards a prize to an undergraduate student for the best essay or nonfiction paper in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.