Creating an LGBT Resource Center

Topics: Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Summary

Student affairs administrators seek to develop LGBT resource centers to provide programmatic and support services as well as promote general campus inclusivity. This report examines how institutions staff, organize, and deliver services through an LGBT resource center. This report also examines strategies for naming and selecting a location for resource centers.

Research Questions

  • What are the organizational structures of resource centers at other institutions?
  • What services and programs do resource center administrators offer?
  • What is the ideal type of building (e.g., house, office) for resource centers?