By Katie Krupinski
Community Outreach Executive Director
Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) is an official Texas State student-led organization in
the Department of Geography. The Texas State SWIG chapter was founded in 1998 and
inspired by a group that is currently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“SWIG acknowledges that women are a minority in the Geography and Environmental Studies
Department, and we believe it is important to bring that to light through our community events
and meetings. We serve as a place for Women to feel empowered and acknowledged for their
hard work and accomplishments” – Callie High, President of SWIG.
Their meetings and activities provide students, faculty, and staff opportunities to network and
develop in their academic, social, and intellectual skills. SWIG plans social events every month,
and their only requirement to join is to be a supporter of women in geography.
For the month of March, SWIG is celebrating International Women’s month by hosting a panel
discussion made up of all female speakers! The panelist will consist of professors from the
Geography and Environmental Studies Department.
Other exciting events to look forward to are a hike in April at the Canyon Lake Gorge and an
end of the year picnic at Sewell Park!
To stay updated on the dates of these events and for more information about Texas State
SWIG, check out their social media accounts below!
Social Media Accounts:
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