Statement in Support of Student Action on August 24-25, 2021

August 26, 2021

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program stands in strong support of the hundreds of students who gathered outside of the Phi Gamma Delta house on August 24th and 25th to demand that the organization be disbanded after repeated reports of sexual assault. This protest recognizes both reports of a recent abhorrent event and a larger problem on and beyond our campus. Sexual assault is an epidemic, and we echo the students’ call for university action and accountability.

Students, faculty, or staff in need of resources for emotional trauma in the wake of these events will find confidential support in the following offices:

We support all survivors and invite them to reach out to us if there are tangible ways we can be of assistance.

  • Katy Holland, Assistant Professor of Psychology and WGS
  • Rose Holz, Professor of Practice and Associate Director of WGS
  • Emily Kazyak, Associate Professor of Sociology and WGS
  • Jennifer Kruse, Lecturer, WGS and Communication Studies
  • Shari Stenberg, Professor of English and WGS, Director of WGS

Speaking Out Against Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

March 25, 2021

The Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln joins with numerous university communities in expressing our deep concern about the recent mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. This act of violence occurs within a longstanding intersectional context of racism, sexism, and xenophobia in the United States. This recent incident is part of a disturbing trend of increased harassment and violence towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The Women's and Gender Studies program remains committed to teaching, research, and activism that promotes justice and inclusion.

Program's Advocacy Statement

June 8, 2020 (updated)

The Women's and Gender Studies Program stands with Black Lives Matter in protest of systemic racism, and as a program, we are committed to ongoing work in our classrooms and our research to advocate for a world that is just and equitable, one where all feel safe, recognized, and heard.