The University of Dayton women's and gender studies program was first discussed during the 1960s when issues of gender were being raised on college campuses. The University formally launched a women's study program in 1978 with a social justice-oriented mission to make students aware that women and gender issues matter.
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Reid, Lauren, "Women's and Gender Studies 40th Anniversary" (2017). College of Arts and Sciences Newsroom. 174.