FAMILY BY DESIGN
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The Q 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 seeks to be 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.
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 communities.
Our motto - Family by Design - is both an homage to the unique history of LGBTQ people building families of choice when families of birth rejected them AND a reference to the role the Q Center plays as the "center of gravity" for the Binghamton University LGBTQ communities and the start of life long friendships that feel like family.
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.
During the academic year, the Center is open 12 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 12- 5 p.m. on Friday.
During breaks and summers, the Center is open from 10 am - 4 pm.
Q Center phone: 607-777-6028
MEET THE STAFF
The Q Center is designed to make people feel at home. This is a shared space to hang out, meet up with friends, do homework and generally meet other people with like experiences. The outer space is often used to host social and collaborative events.
Our Multipurpose room is a conference room, as a seminar-based classroom, an individual and/or group study room. This space can be booked by departments, clubs and organizations.
To reserve this space, use the following form:
(FORM LINK HERE)
Our library is a quiet space used for reading, relaxing, and reflecting. It holds over 300 hundred LGBTQ themed books that includes works of fiction, as well as non-fiction - self-development, autobiography, religion, culture, history, and more. Our library is fully searchable online and books are loaned for a period of 2-weeks.
To view our collection, follow this link: