Events & Programs

Events &

WXGS Events & Programs

WXGS' mission is to build community and a sense of belonging at MIT. We do this through monthly and recurring programs and events centered on wellness, education, discussion, intersectional identity, support, creativity, leadership, and fun. Students can engage with each other and connect with the larger faculty and staff community. These opportunities come from all areas of campus—student groups, administrative offices, academic departments, dorms, and lab groups.


Monthly Programs

WXGS Programs


Move Your Body!  

Description: Join Women and Gender Services (WXGS) and MIT Recreation in a FREE group exercise class for all women and nonbinary students! The class will be hosted by Nichell Latimore (she/hers), a full-time certified MIT personal trainer. Take a study break and enjoy a fun group exercise class with friends. 



Centering the Margins: Fight for Reproductive Justice and Body Sovereignty 

Description:  We continue to see ever-growing and continuously expanding attacks that restrict bodily sovereignty, from banning gender-affirming care for all ages and abortion restrictions to cutting access to knowledge through book bans and defining programs centering gender studies, diversity, and critical race theory. With panelists Payal Kumar, Dr. Amutah-Onukagha, Rachel Lorenzo of Indigenous Women Rising, and Dr. Rebekah Viloria - Please join us for a panel that will analyze our current political state, the work advocates and researchers have done and the future for justice movements in the fight for reproductive justice. 


  • Location: Cheney Room, 3-308
  • Date: Wednesday, October 18th
  • Time: 5:30-7:00pm 


Sex Doesn't Have to be Scary: Spooky Sex Trivia 

Description: Join Women and Gender Services (WXGS) for Spooky Sex Trivia, open to all women and gender-diverse students! You can test your knowledge of safer sex practices and hopefully learn a few things - with prizes for the winners! There will also be free candy and barrier method contraceptives available (trick-or-treat style!) and dessert treats. 


  • Location: Cheney Room, 3-308
  • Date: Friday, October 20th
  • Time: 4:00-6:00pm


Bringing Classical Music into the Modern Age Parts 1 & 2

Description: Women and Gender Services (WXGS) is partnering with Handle + Hayden Society (H+H) and MIT Music & Theater Arts (MIT MTA)  to bring classical music to the Cheney Room! This is a two-part program. 


Part 1 Program: 

Join WXGS, Handel + Haydn Society’s Susanna Ogata, and MIT MTA’s Dr. Teresa Neff as we delve into women's history and the impact in classical music. Dr. Neff will introduce women's history in classical music, discuss the intersectionality between STEM and music, and bring the art of music to MIT. Ms. Ogata will discuss her experiences as an Assistant Concertmaster her work at H+H, and introduce Luks Leads Beethoven performance. Free lunch will be served! 


  • Location: Cheney Room, 3-308
  • Date: Wednesday, October 25th
  • Time: 12:00-1:00pm
  • Free lunch will be served 


Part 2 Program: 

WXGS is partnering with H+H to give 40 free tickets to Handle + Hayden Society's Luks Leads Beethoven on Friday, October 27th, 7:30pm performance! The performance is Part 2 of WXGS' partnership with H+H. 

Students will meet Nandini Choudhury (she/hers), Assistant Director for WXGS, at Symphony Hall to receive their tickets. Nandini will have a sign to help students find her. Nandini and the students will attend the concert together and go their separate ways afterward.

Please complete the sign-up form for a free ticket to Luks Leads Beethoven. Registration closes Monday, October 16th.

Ticket sign-up form:


  • Location: Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
  • Date: Friday, October 27th
  • Meeting Time: 6:45pm 
  • Performance Time: 7:30pm 
  • Ticket sign-up form:



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