The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.
Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
Upon completing their second year at Grinnell, students in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies are eligible to participate in the Colleges Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Program. The following profiles of past student MAPs highlight the variety of topics that students can pursue in this unique opportunity for scholarly inquiry.
Leslie Bean '13
A student discovers that study abroad doesn’t necessarily end after one semester.
Students explore the intersection of race, class, and gender to understand the experiences of men of color.
First-year students explore aging and social justice.
Primarily, the SEPC acts as a liaison to provide the GWSS Committee with student feedback on many elements of the program's operation, such as various internal professor reviews, curriculum design and program-sponsored events. Although only elected chairs attend monthly GWSS Curriculum Committee meetings and are responsible for pioneering such projects, all students are welcome to regular SEPC meetings to discuss student concerns and review projects. The GWSS SEPC also hosts fun events for GWSS faculty and students.