LGBTQA Resource Center Mission Statement

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Allies Resource Center serves as a hub for LGBTQA related programs, services, trainings, activities, and student groups on campus. The Resource Center is a visible space to promote an LGBTQA presence year-round, with particular activities during Pride Month, Coming Out Week, Transgender Awareness Week, and Lavender Graduation. For these special events, the Center will offer meeting space, volunteers, and assistance with coordination and planning of events, including informal brown bag discussions and coffee talk programs addressing heterosexism, homophobia, and complex interrelationships with race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic, and D/deaf/hearing status. The Resource Center Coordinator is available to assist with advising, consultation, community development, diversity training, referrals, and programming.

Additionally, we house a comprehensive resource library for networking and referrals for the LGBTQA community at Gallaudet University and the larger campus community, alumni and visitors. In keeping with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan 2010-2015, and the mission of ODES, the LGBTQA Resource Center promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, academic success, and social justice for LGBTQ and allied individuals and communities at Gallaudet. We work to ensure a responsive and supportive environment that promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, academic success and social justice for LGBTQ and ally students.