Academic Programs



A Message from the Associate Dean

Welcome to the Office of Academic Programs at Douglass Residential College! I am so pleased that you will be engaged with Douglass through the dynamic and student centered offerings in Academic Affairs. Check out some of the superb and thought provoking programs below.

The Barbara Voorhees Mentor Program, located at the heart of the Douglass mission, serves to connect incoming students with Douglass Residential College through exceptional peer mentors. This is an amazing and unique opportunity open to Douglass women!

The Gender and Arts Program began in 2019 thanks to a generous gift from Douglass alumna, Juliette Mittendorf Hill. This unique program provides Douglass women the opportunity to experience visual and performing arts on and off campus. The program is hands-on and includes making ceramics, trying one’s hand a theater, going to the symphony, and so much more.

The Global Village is a fun and thought-provoking Living-Learning Community centered on women’s issue at home and abroad. There are about ten houses each year with themes ranging from Global Cuisine to Public Health. This one of a kind community raises global awareness and a builds a sense of community among Douglass students. A few highlights include local and regional travel as a well as winter term service learning abroad for select houses.

Douglass partners with the Honors College to provide programming for students enrolled in both cohorts through exciting programs like the Innovator-in-Residence program. Students may run for positons on the executive board to take a leadership role in planning co-curricular programming each year.

This course is required and foundational at Douglass, and students typically take this 3.0 credit class in their first year. The course introduces students to a bit of Douglass history, emerging issues in women’s social justice, practical leadership skills for college and beyond.

I look forward to meeting you on campus!


Dr. Elizabeth Gunn

Associate Dean