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About the GSRC


Mission

Our mission is to advocate for, educate with, and support all identities across the gender, sexual, and romantic spectrums through an intersectional lens. We build an equitable and inclusive culture of care on our campus in order to have a positive impact on the career readiness, graduation rates, and holistic success of UNC students.

Purpose

Advocate collaboratively with coalition partners for systematic change in policy and practice to remove barriers, create belonging, and support student success.

Educate the campus community by providing development opportunities to encourage respectful discussion, challenge attitudes, personal reflection, competency-building, as well as academic and professional development related to gender, sexuality, and romantic identities.

Support and validate the existence of all identities across the gender, sexuality, and romantic identities spectrums by creating a sense of belonging, cultivating a network of mentoring support, while promoting students’ personal and academic success.

Vision

Our vision is to provide all students across the gender, sexual, and romantic identities spectrums an empowering environment that is accessible and transforms students’ ability to live lives of impact and social change.

Our History

1973

UNC funded and opened the Birth Control Information Center

1982

The Birth Control Information Center became the Human Sexuality Center

1984

The Greeley Gay and Lesbian Alliance opened on campus - the first Queer student organization at UNC

1998

UNC announces the official opening of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Office located in Turner Hall

2000

The Greeley Gay and Lesbian Alliance becomes In & Out

2010

In & Out becomes Spectrum

(Fall) 2016

The GLBTA Resource Office becomes the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

(Fall) 2017

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center moves to new location: 2215 10th Avenue

2018

GSRC is recognized as a Premier Institution for Queer Students and is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index

2019

GSRC opens a conference space called the Annex to provide space for student trainings, meetings, and affinity groups