Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

About the Resource Center
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is an extension of the Multicultural Center and focuses on providing services, resources and intentional support for students identifying as or connecting to LGBTQIQA and varying gender identities. Located in Student Center East, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is on the second floor with its entrance through the Multicultural Center’s main lobby, Suite 206. The GSRC provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support and mentoring. Programming and services focus on all identities within the LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities. The GSRC welcomes all faculty, students and staff who would like to serve as allies for the LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities as well, or those with an interest in learning more.

Purpose Statement
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center supports student engagement by aligning their purpose with personal goals that will enhance students’ academic and career success by building a culture that fosters identity awareness, identity acceptance and support of all students from LGBTQIQA and varying gender identities. The GSRC supports the academic mission of the university by offering intentional educational experiences for students that heighten self-awareness around the issues and needs of the LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities.

Guiding Principles
Building a culture of care through:

  • Access: Providing opportunities to gain necessary resources to promote identity acceptance, identity awareness, health and wellness to further personal, academic and career success
  • Innovation: Creating intentional programming, workshops and discussions that address the importance and integration of identity and inclusion to ensure student success and community building
  • Inclusion: Promoting equitable learning environments that address the needs for intersecting identities within the LGBTQIQA community as well as allies

Core Values

  • Acceptance
  • The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is devoted to accepting all identities within the LGBTQIQA community and will hold allies of this community to the same standards. Through acceptance and understanding of varying sexuality and gender identities students are meant to find a sense of belonging within the Georgia State University community.

  • Diversity
  • Students who are LGBTQIQA identified are not bound by their sexuality and gender identities and often have varying ethnicities, religions and abilities that shape their world view and perspective of life. In order to help ensure we are meeting the needs of the Georgia State community, it is important to acknowledge diversity and nuances within this community to ensure personal, academic and career success.

  • Authenticity
  • Providing safe spaces for students to be their most authentic self is necessary for creating a welcoming learning environment, building trust and developing healthy relationships. The GSRC is a space for students to be their most true and expressive selves while fostering their growth and development as global citizens.

  • Community
  • In order to create growth, cultural competence and impactful experiences that lead to student success, community building among students is necessary. Through programming, workshops and discussions, the GSRC collaborates with stakeholders across the university to create opportunities that build community and supports the success of students who engage in GSRC initiatives.

  • Leadership
  • Avenues for leadership development are created for students through acceptance, diversity, authenticity and community building. In partnership with other university departments and offices, various learning skills will be presented to foster personal, academic and career success among all students.