LOCATION: Amsler Campus Center, Room 324
HOURS: Weekdays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
MCLA has a rich history of uplifting and empowering it’s queer and women students through safe spaces like the Identity & Gender Equality Resource Center and the Women’s Center. This year, we are proud to bring our efforts into the future, with a new, combined Gender and Sexuality Center! We know that the fights for sexual, romantic, and gender equality are deeply intertwined and rooted in intersectionality. And therefore, our spaces and student groups should be as well!
Located on the 3rd floor of the Amsler Campus Center, the new and spacious Gender and Sexuality Center provides a variety of resources and programs to foster both academic and personal growth for students across the sexual, romantic, and gender identity spectrum. It serves as a safe space for queer and women students to cultivate community, learn, and grow together. We also aim to increase awareness and proficiency around the identities and issues facing women and queer communities both on campus and in our surrounding communities. We know that our work is never finished and that as our communities continue to grow and evolve, so will our fight, our knowledge, and our goals. We are committed to continually learning, growing, and creating a safe and welcoming space that uplifts community members to embrace, show up as, and thrive as their most authentic selves.
The Gender and Sexuality Center is home to a growing array of student-led organizations, including:
The Gender & Sexuality Center puts on a variety of regular programs centered around community building and education, including regular Safe Zone Workshops, sexual violence awareness and prevention, movie & discussion events, body positivity & neutrality workshops, intersectional self-care & wellbeing workshops, LGBTQIA+ identity and issues informational talks and workshops, Pride Week & Ally Week events, and Lavender Graduation.
Check out the current calendar for upcoming events!
The Gender & Sexuality Center has a variety of resources to help students grow and thrive, both personally and academically, including:
The Gender and Sexuality Center is run by both professional and student staff who serve as an invaluable resource to the campus community.