Who We Are 

 
LGBTRC Members in their office  

SUPPORT. EDUCATION. ADVOCACY.

Established in 1993, the LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for the UC Riverside community and beyond.

Find out About Giving Opportunities

There are so many ways to give back. Whether you donate resources to our library, funds to our scholarships or time to our students, your gift truly makes a difference.

Learn our History

We have a reputation for blazing trails. Learn more about how we got here, what we have accomplished and where we are headed. Explore our history.

Meet our Staff

The LGBT Resource Center staff is here to provide support and connect you to resources. Learn more about our staff.

Meet the Common Ground Collective

Meet our extended UCR family. Our partners share similar goals and a commitment to serving students and community.

Read our Mission Statement

Read our mission statement and learn more about our goals.

FAQs ABOUT OUR CENTER'S STRUCTURE

Does the LGBTRC consult with an advisory board?

No, the LGBTRC does not have an advisory board. However, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of LGBTs (CAC) provides support to the LGBTRC and is a vehicle for staff, faculty, and students to address campus-wide issues connected to LGBTA inclusivity and equality.

How is the LGBTRC funded?

Student Services fees fund the LGBTRC. The director submits a budget request annually to the Student Services Fees Committee. The 2010-11 non-salary permanent budget totals $22,700. The LGBTRC also funds all of the staff positions mentioned above.

How many rooms are in the LGBTRC, and how are they divided?

The LGBTRC is comprised of a lounge, lending library, computer lab, kitchen/meeting room, workroom, and staff offices for the director and program coordinator. See our center map for more details.

What is the current staffing structure of the LGBTRC?

Our staff positions are:

  • Director (SAO IV), full-time, 12-month
  • Program Coordinator (SAO II), full-time, 12-month
  • Office Manager (AA III), full-time, 11-month, 50% with LGBTRC, 50% with the Women’s Resource Center
  • Student Assistant, hours vary

What is the job title of the administrator to whom the LGBTRC directly reports?

What is the relationship between the LGBTRC and student groups?

Student Organizations

  • Student organizations such as Queer Alliance, Queer People of Color, La Familia, and Queer Conference Committee are university-recognized student groups that receive funding from ASUCR, the campus student government.
  • The LGBTRC works with student groups to promote and organize campus-wide annual traditions such as The Dragalicious Drag Ball, The Coming Out Monologues and Pride Prom.

Discussion Groups

  • Our Tuesday Talk discussion groups include Grrrl Talk, Guy Talk, QPOC, and Fluidity, and are projects of the LGBTRC. These groups meet at 5 p.m. at the center and provide a safe space for students to gather. LGBTRC staff, other UCR staff and faculty, and graduate students facilitate meetings.
  • We also host other discussion groups throughout the week such as DOWNEtime and STD (Sex Talk With Devon) on days other than Tuesday. 

Who does the LGBTRC serve?

The LGBTRC primarily serves students (both undergraduate and graduate). However, networking between staff, faculty, and students allows the LGBTRC to bring together the entire LGBT campus community. Also, all students, including straight-identified students, are encouraged to use LGBTRC resources.

The Allies Program provides one way for the entire campus community to get involved in creating a "safe space" for anyone exploring sexual orientation or gender identity issues.

The LGBTRC also provides resources and referrals to the off-campus community, and offers educational presentations to area high schools and organizations.

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