Dear UCI Campus Community, Friends & Family of the UCI LGBT Resource Center,
As a department and with the help of the Dean of Students and Student Life and Leadership, we procured a highly sought-after professional in academic circles to conduct an external review of the UCI LGBT Resource Center. The reviewer came to our center, met with our staff, students, faculty, and larger UCI community. They engaged our stakeholders via interviews and solicited feedback through surveys. The goal was to learn how we are perceived, our strengths, weaknesses, and what areas require improvement and change. The goals have been to improve our services, efficiencies, and to be transparent with the communities we serve. Through this process we hope to continue improve and to foster trust with those that are invested in supporting LGBTQ + people, issues, climate, and our department here at UCI.
The LGBTRC professional staff has spent much of the 2018 Summer Quarter analyzing the External Review. The LGBTRC has utilized the External Review to strategically plan and center the recommendations and issues that were raised. The LGBTRC has and will use that data as a guide to revamp the work that the LGBTRC does.
We want to share this document and our gratitude with our campus partners, with our community, and with the stakeholders that participated and provided valuable feedback so that we can continue to improve and grow.