The LGBTQIA Center serves the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students by providing a supportive space, resource library, social events and educational programming. We are committed to understanding how homophobia and heterosexism interlink with sexism, racism and classism to perpetuate oppression. The Center also serves as a resource for the entire College community to learn about issues related to sexuality and gender identity.
We are located in Burdick House on the ground floor facing the College Center at Crozier-Williams ("Cro"), and next to Larrabee Green. Look for the rainbow flag!
Study, socialize, relax
The Center is welcoming and comfortable. Students spread their work out on the tables to study, play cards around the green table and watch television. A range of student groups holds meetings at the Center, and special programs take place regularly. There are comfortable couches, a working fireplace, occasional refreshments and great fuzzy blankets.
The LGBTQIA Center serves as a resource for the entire College community to learn about issues related to sexuality and gender identity. The Center has an extensive collection of publications dealing with a wide range of aspects of LGBTQIA life and community. Newspapers, magazines and videos are for use in the Center. Books are available for circulation and informational pamphlets are free for the taking. Also, consult our resource guides.
History of the center
The Resource Center was founded in February 2007 by a group of dedicated students under the leadership of Dr. Jen Manion, Assistant Professor of History, and with great support from College President Leo Higdon; the Dean of the College Community, Armando Bengochea; and the then-Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Tracee Reiser. Many students have served as educators and activists on campus over the years regarding issues of homophobia and heterosexism. Those who dedicated many hours of their lives to ensuring the establishment of the Resource Center in the spring of 2007 include Rachel Chase '05, Grant Hogan '07, Gael Johns '10, Aimee Martin '07, Candyce Young-Fields '07, Alice Watson '07 and Rachel Zelinsky '10.