Williams has many faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQ+. Many professors are open about their sexuality, helping to challenge misunderstandings and ignorance about queer people in general. A number of classes explore the subject of sexuality in depth and offer opportunities to learn about and explore LBGTQ history and issues from an intersectional perspective in an academic setting. These classes appear in departments ranging from Political Science, to Comparative Literature, Religion, and Art History.
In 2011, the Women’s and Gender Studies program became Women Gender and Sexuality Studies to highlight its inclusion of the study of human sexuality.