CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Youngstown State University
Women's Studies  
About Us


Dr. Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich, Director

DeBartolo Hall B15

Email: (link sends e-mail to the Women's Studies Program)

330-941-1631 (I check email much more often than phone messages.)

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

If you would like to report sexual misconduct (harrassment, discrimination, assault, etc.), please contact the Title IX office

Title IX Coordinator
Cynthia A. Kravitz, Associate General Counsel
Director, Equal Opportunity and Policy Compliance
Tod Hall - Room 315
Telephone 330-941-2216 or 2340
Fax 330-941-2394
cakravitz AT ysu DOT edu (link sends e-mail) OR
titleix AT ysu DOT edu (link sends e-mail)

Here is information regarding anonymous reporting:

Anonymous Reporting

The University provides online anonymous reporting options for complaints of sexual misconduct and the University will not compel you to reveal your name or that of the alleged perpetrator. However, the University's ability to investigate an incident is limited when names are not included in a report. In order for the University to take disciplinary action against an individual for sexual misconduct, either under University Policy or the Student Conduct Process; the individual’s name must be provided.

Making an initial anonymous report does not prevent an individual from choosing to follow-up with additional information or through a different reporting option.

Anonymous reports can be made to:

The Youngstown State University Police Department: Link to the YSU Police Department.

The Title IX Coordinator: Link to Title IX office.

The Office of Student Life/Student Conduct: Link to Student Life/Conduct.

News Articles
The Tessier Women's and Gender Studies Writing Contest 2015-16

We are proud to announce this year's winners for the Tessier Women's and Gender Writing Contest:

1st place: Amber Palmer - Link to the short story "Flight"

2nd place: Sarah Davis - Link to the short story "Outside of the Garden"

3rd place: A tie between:


Link to the poster for the writing contest 

---Link to the ADA compliant version of the flyer for the Tessier Women's and Gender Studies Writing Contest 2015-16.

Image Slideshow Panel
Women's History Month Calendar - ADA compliant version
YSU Women's Studies Facebook
AllofE Solutions