Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG)

The Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) group at Syracuse’s Department of Geography and the Environment supports and promotes women graduate students by fostering an inclusive space for Intellectual, professional, emotional, and social networking & dialogue. SWIG provides a space for dialogue about issues related to gender, sexuality, and diversity in Geography and academia more broadly, as well as provide resources to support research conducted by members. Non-binary and women-identifying geography graduates are welcome.

Activities include:

  • Peer-peer mentoring
  • Peer-faculty mentoring
  • Networking
  • Workshops
  • Study groups
  • Social events
  • Professional development
  • Grant writing
  • …and more!

For more information contact SU SWIG Faculty Advisor: Dr. Farhana Sultana (sultanaf@syr.edu)

SWIG Zoom meeting during COVID-19 pandemic (2021)
SWIG Zoom meeting during COVID-19 pandemic (2021)


SWIG peer faculty mentoring workshop (2016)
SWIG peer faculty mentoring workshop (2016)


SWIG social celebration (2018)
SWIG social celebration (2018)