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Mission

The LGBT Resource Center at UCSD is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources. The Center challenges existing definitions of variant genders and sexualities by engaging in community building on- and off-campus. This Center sustains and develops visibility, sense of community, and knowledge of diverse queer people. (Adopted October 7, 2001)

Vision

The vision of the LGBT Resource Center is to be an essential part of creating community at UC San Diego. We will:

  • reflect the diversities of our communities
  • engage across differences
  • connect, retain and sustain students, staff, faculty and alumni
  • be well and whole

through community solidarity.

Values

As an LGBT Resource Center Community we value:

  • Family
  • Community
  • Respect
  • Social Justice

We aspire to live these values and engage gently with each other as we do.

Campus Community Centers Joint Philosophy and Mission Statement

The Women's Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. We are grounded in a shared belief that ending one oppression requires ending all oppressions. Together we facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity. The Campus Community Centers work with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego Community. Through these partnerships, we build and sustain a socially just campus climate.

UC San Diego's Commitment to Diversity

In accordance with the University's policies on nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, UC San Diego and the LGBT Resource Center is committed to promoting diversity and equity in its programs and services. The office respects and encourages the participation of all individuals. If you are a person with a disability requiring accommodations, please contact the LGBT Resource Center prior to your visit (rainbow@ucsd.edu or 858-822-3493).