What is Intersectionality?
GVSU’s multifaceted and coordinated framework for equity and inclusion considers and affirms the role of multiple identities with relationship to various social contexts and interlocking systems of power, privilege, and oppression in shaping experiences of our community members. The University’s efforts broadly consider complex experiences and needs through multiple dimensions of identity, with particular centrality to marginalized identities. While intentional focus on intersectionality is important, identity-specific efforts are necessary until full equality is realized. These efforts acknowledge important nuances within diverse communities and identities and allow for strategic attention that advances the work more broadly.