What we do...
The Center provides an array of resources, educational opportunities, and social justice initiatives designed to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. A home away from home, the Center is a safe environment where gender and sexual diversity is affirmed and community is fostered. Center programming supports and empowers students, faculty, and staff contributing to personal, scholarly, and professional success.
Who we serve...
We define our community broadly to include: people who identify, experience, or express their sexual orientation or gender in ways that challenge normative assumptions; people who are in the process of exploring or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity; people who grew up with parents or in families that challenge normative assumptions of sexual orientation and gender; and people who are or seek to become allies to our community.
Location & Hours
The Center is located on the ground floor of Bartle Library: Library South Ground 549 (LS-G549) and is most easily accessed through the exterior doors of the Library on West Drive. Beginning Monday, August 29th, The Center will be open 10 am - 6 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 10 am - 9 pm Thursday; and 10 am - 5 pm Friday.
Spotlight: Kelly Clark, New LGBTQ Center Director
Dr. Kelly Clark has over 25 years of experience as a social justice educator, 20 years within SUNY. She has expertise in LGBTQ cultural competence and masculinity as it relates to homo & trans phobias. In her immediate-past role as Director of Community Safety Programs at the Gay Alliance in Rochester, NY, Dr. Clark developed and led cultural competency trainings focused on working with LGBTQ victims of violence. She also worked directly with LGBTQ victims of violence and discrimination where she developed a passion for ending violence against the transgender community.
The title of doctor is recently bestowed after completion of work in the Doctoral Program in Executive Leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. Her dissertation examined the practice of homophobic gender policing among adolescent boys. Dr. Clark is also a graduate of the University of Rochester where she earned both a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling and Human Development.