The LGBT Resource Center

Diversity is something we not only foster, but celebrate. At Syracuse University, we learn from and lean on each other. At the center of our efforts to create a respectful, just, and inclusive community, the LGBT Resource Center provides resources, programming, and advocacy designed to build a stronger and safer place that celebrates our individuality together.

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Our mission

The Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center embodies our values of accountability, awareness, community, and social justice. We work to ensure our community understands the full meaning—and effect—of privilege and oppression, and we strive to create a campus that promotes understanding, acceptance, empowerment, and visibility of people with marginalized genders and sexualities.

Resources

We provide intentional spaces for discussion, opportunities for self-reflection and learning, and platforms for community building. We encourage you to explore our wide range of opportunities and connect with a network of support and purpose. Here are just a few:

Trainings

Basics
This one-hour training session provides an overview of the LGBT Resource Center.

Safer People, Safer Spaces
A three-hour, interactive allyship developmental training. Engage in community-building, discuss the campus climate, and develop action steps to create safer, more inclusive spaces on campus and beyond.

Pulse Dialogues
Begin to process and heal from the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando. Build affirming relationships and analyze the ways in which damaging bias and other systems of oppression enable personal violence.

Discussion Groups

Cross Q Connections
A new discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and asexual people and their cisgender, straight allies to build community and explore their identities and experiences.

Embody
A closed discussion for genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender questioning, and trans people.

Fusion
A closed discussion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and asexual people of color.

Social Events

Coming out Month
Each October, we present a month of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and asexual themed programming.

Creating Change
Every winter, we fund a delegation of undergraduates to attend this national LGBTQ leadership conference.

Trans Day of Liberation
In April, we host a speaker or performer who gives voice to the lives, identities, possibilities, and experiences of trans communities.

Rainbow Banquet
This annual event celebrates LGBTQA communities at Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, and the city of Syracuse. Join us for dinner, a student keynote speaker, graduating LGBTQA student recognition, the Rainbow Recognition Awards, music, and dancing.

For more information on any of these opportunities, visit lgbt.syr.edu, call 315.443.3983, or email lgbt@syr.edu.

Campus Policies

Syracuse University’s policies and procedures uphold our beliefs in equality without discrimination.

Housing Options