Campus Organizations

Looking for clubs that are engaged in WGST-related topics, issues, and activities? Check out the options below to start searching for an organization that fits you!


Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association

Focused on connecting WGST majors to other students, faculty, and opportunities in the Fredericksburg area while also working to engage the community in WGST related topics and issues. WGST majors and non-majors are all welcome!

African Student Union

The African Student Union is a club at the University of Mary Washington that aims to create a community around the African continent so students of all background can gain a better understanding of the continent that is Africa.  We offer diverse opportunities and a platform where students can leave feeling like they belong.

Black Student Association

The purpose of the Black Student Association shall be to serve as a support mechanism while its primary goal is the unification of the black student population. As an organization, the Black Student Association’s goals are to create a forum for students of all races to learn about the cultures and history of African Americans; address the concerns of the African community; and serve as a political base to be utilized by the African American students at the University of Mary Washington.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at UMW

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of ALL people in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM)

This is a come-as-you-are club. It doesn’t matter what gender or sexuality you identify with, you are welcome here! PRISM is an education-based club focusing on issues and information that pertains to gender and sexual minorities. Don’t worry about it being an “educational” club because we have a lot of fun and hope you will too.

Students Empowering and Educating for Diversity (SEED)

SEED is dedicated to hosting and creating events and content tailored promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

UMW Feminist Majority

A brand new club on campus that works with the Feminist Majority Foundation to push forward the message of feminism and expand equality daily!

UMW Planned Parenthood Generation Action

Planned Parenthood Generation Action is harnessing the power, energy, and enthusiasm of young people to fight for reproductive freedom and for fundamental justice for all. With our very own chapter on campus, we hope to be a major part of this fight for reproductive freedom, justice, and equality!

UMW Votes

The UMW Votes program supports students, faculty, and staff as they develop the skills, habits, and knowledge needed for a life of engaged citizenship. UMW Votes provides opportunities for student leadership in civic engagement and helps clarify the voter registration process for students, faculty, staff and our broader Fredericksburg community members.

Where Is The Line?

Where is the Line? Is an on-campus club dedicated to raising awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. According to the statistics, 1 in 4 collage-aged women have been sexually assaulted. We also strive to combat stereotypes relating to sexual assault and domestic violence through our annual events.

Women of Color

Women of Color (WOC) is comprised of women and men of various backgrounds and races. As a campus organization, we add to the awareness of all minority women, and also function as a support group that helps students feel comfortable on our campus. Throughout the academic year, we sponsor popular events such as the Step Show, and seek to increase the consciousness of our organization and the issues that we support. Come join us, and experience diversity.