Gender and Women’s studies are an integral part of the Department of Sociology and Communication Studies and the resources below are for those who may need them.

Regional and National Women’s Organizations

Connections with Other Fields of Study

Gender Studies

Listing of Women’s Studies Programs Nationally and Internationally

BSU Library Resources

Women’s studies collection call number range (HQ 1100-2034)

Journals Available

  • Feminist Studies
  • Frontiers
  • MS
  • Signs
  • Women’s Studies Quarterly

Transgender Resources

Bemidji State University understands that individuals thrive in healthy environments, free from discrimination, where inclusion and respect for diversity is the norm. BSU strives to create and sustain an inclusive, supportive, safe, and nondiscriminatory community for all individuals, including those whose gender identity and/or expression differs from the sex assigned to them at birth. Furthermore, BSU will not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat any individual differently on the basis of gender identity or expression in educational programs or activities.

When a student/employee notifies the university that the student/employee will assert a gender identity that differs from previous representations on records, the university will begin treating the student/employee consistent with the student/employee’s gender identity. There is no medical diagnosis or treatment requirement that students/employees must meet as a prerequisite for being treated with their gender identity.

Events in the past that talk about transgender people

Bemidji State University hosted a unity event for students, staff, faculty and members of the Bemidji community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual or allies to come together and share stories and ideas for change in celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct.11.

In conjunction with Homecoming, which takes place at BSU from Oct. 14-16, the National Coming Out Day event reinforces Bemidji State University’s role as a safe, welcoming home of all people.

The following are the events of BSU related to transgender people.

All-day Workshop on March 5 Explores Issues in Gender Diversity: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/news/2015/03/02/march-5-gender-diversity-workshop/

Bemidji State University Celebrates National Coming Out Day with Oct. 11 Unity Event: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/news/2016/10/10/bemidji-state-university-celebrates-national-coming-out-day-with-oct-11-unity-event/

Gallery: BSU Hosts Unity Event for National Coming Out Day: Gallery: BSU Hosts Unity Event for National Coming Out Day | Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Bemidji State University

The Phoenix presents activities related to gender and sexual identity awareness: https://www.bemidjistate.edu/news/2012/04/10/phoenix-activities-robyn-ochs-515/