The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) Student Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services. We work to create and maintain an open, safe, and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at The Pennsylvania State University.
We work to eliminate homophobia and heterosexism at The Pennsylvania State University so that lesbian, gay, bisexua, transgender and queer students and their allies have equity in every respect and are included in all areas of the Penn State Community.
- Provide a welcoming, safe, and confidential space for students within the LGBTQA Student Resource Center (101 Boucke Building)
- Advocate for institutional policy changes and program development that recognize the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
- Demonstrate a commitment to social justice issues through collaboration with other historically marginalized populations on campus
- Maintain communication and collaborate with campus LGBTQA student and staff organizations, alumni associations, and academic programs
- Provide educational events and programming on sexual and gender identity
- Provide resources in the form of library materials, study space, updated internet resources, list-serves, newsletters, and knowledgeable staff
- Coordinate and offer the Straight Talks Peer Education course for credits in the Bio-Behavioral Health department (Straight Talks I: Advanced Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Peer Education)
- Coordinate with and provide support to units and departments serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer, and ally communities at The Pennsylvania State University
- Provide educational programming and resource information to Penn State's Commonwealth locations
- Refer students to organizations, services, and agencies on campus and in the surrounding communities that support the needs of LGBTQA individuals
- Make The Pennsylvania State University one of the top choices for LGBTQA students nationally