Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the center located?
The center is located on the third floor of the Student Center South Building in room G301.
Do only LGBTQ+ people visit the Resource Center?
No! The Center is a place for everyone; we have visitors of a variety of identities and don’t ask anyone to reveal how they identify.
What resources are at the LGBTRC?
The Center has a library full of books and DVDs, pamphlets, and local event lists that cover a range of topics, as well as a Wii console, board games, a TV, lounge area, kitchen and storage are, and a Cyber Center with computers free for student use! These resources are available to all students – just come in and enjoy!!
What types of events does the center host?
In the beginning of the year the center hosts an Open House. Throughout the year there are week long programs for National Coming Out Week, TransAction Week, Bisexuality Visibility Week, Pride Week, and Queer History Week. Additionally throughout the year the center hosts lunch discussions, where students bring their lunch and discuss a topic of the day. On Wednesdays we meet at noon and discuss a variety of queer topics, on Friday we meet for Queer People of Color Conversations. Also, there are training sessions, workshop presentations and film screenings, and many more.
What is the Safe Zone Program?
A program that trains individuals to be informed, supportive, and affirming allies to the LGBTQA community at UCI.
Can first year students take leadership positions in LGBTQ groups?
YES. To get involved simply email the group and ask about becoming a leader. Additionally many groups have elections for leadership positions during the first week of the school year.
How is the environment for out and visible queer people on campus?
Many LGBTQ folks are able to be out and visible, however there are many students who are clear in their LGBTQ identity who will never come out because they are concerned about the risk involved (family could find out, physical harm concerns, fear of being bullied). This is a complicated issue, some folks feel comfortable with public displays of affection and do not experience any trouble from participating in it while others experience harassment for simply being part of queer groups. It is up to ALL of us to change the climate to be more welcoming for all of us. YOU can help make a difference by speaking out against anti-LGBTQ sentiment.