The LGBTQA Resource Center Background and History
The LGBTQA Resource Center, Located in HMB South 141 (the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students suite) was established on National Coming Out Day, 2011 (October 11th) to create an inclusive environment where all students feel welcome, supported, valued and engaged. The Center is staffed by a full-time LGBTQA Resource Center Coordinator as well as ODES paraprofessionals and maintains a lounge with 24/7 access to allow for maximum use during times when students are not in class. Our lounge, The Hangout, is used by those affiliated with the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students and is a safe space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to relax, have a cup of coffee, socialize, meet new people, learn about upcoming events and explore the Resource Library.
Programs and activities offered by the LGBTQA Resource Center include Allies Network training, a Pride Presenters Series, educational and social events, student meetings and meet-ups, and workshops and presentations on LGBTQA issues. The LGBTQA Resource Center is member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and works closely with Rainbow Society, Gallaudet's LGBTQA Student organization.