Gender Justice

The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.


To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

The Levin ‐ Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQ Immigrants (07/05/16)


The Kevin-Goffe scholarship is awarded to those who identify as LGBTQ and an immigrant. Facing social stigma and rising college education costs, the Kevin-Goffe scholarships aims to provide financial support for their higher education. If you fulfill the following eligibility requirements, you are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • who self-identifies as an immigrant*
  • who self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex
  • who does not have a criminal record in the United States
  • who can prove full-time enrollment in a New York City nonprofit college or university
  • whose annual tuition does not exceed $12,500
  • who has successfully completed at least one academic year or is at least a rising sophomore
  • who has and maintains an excellent academic record (3.25+ GPA)

*Defined as a foreign-born U.S. resident not having a documented permanent residential status.

To access the application, click 2016-Levin-Goffe-FINAL-application

For more information on other available scholarships for LGBTQ students, click HERE 

2016-17 CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program Application (5/6/15)

The CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program will bring together 25 undergraduate students for a year-long leadership training experience. Through the program, students will examine LGBTQI issues, engage in interactive training workshops that focus on leadership and personal development, and also work under a mentor who will facilitate the growth and development of the student leaders.

Student leaders will meet approximately twice per month over the course of the 2016-17 academic year for program activities. The program is open to all currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate students who identify within the LGBTQI spectrum.

Be aware, this opportunity to limited to only 25 undergraduate CUNY students so apply ASAP! 

Applications can be found in the following: LGBTQI Student Leadership ProgramApplication_2016


Applications Due: Friday, May 6, 2016

Submit applications to:

Finalist Interviews: May-June 2016

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2016