The LGBT Resource Center

Four students arm-in-arm

Mission Statement 

The mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to create an inclusive and sustainable space of self-discovery for the LGBT community within the University of Georgia. We support and affirm every student inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and expression. The LGBT Resource Center serves as a space by which all members of the University of Georgia community can engage and explore issues associated with sexual and gender identities. This mission is achieved by our commitment to an intersectional social justice framework, leadership development, and equity

Center Information 

The LGBT Resource Center was established in 2005 to serve as a place for LGBTQA-identified students and their allies to find community, support, and developmental resources at the University of Georgia. The LGBT Resource Center is committed to providing meaningful programming and engagement that meet the needs of the LGBTQA and ally communities by creating an environment of advocacy, education, and support.

Located in 221 Memorial Hall, the LGBT Resource Center is open 8 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Memorial Hall is located in the heart of campus right next to Sanford Stadium and across the street from Tate Plaza.

The LGBT Resource Center consists of a spacious reception area which houses our extensive library of over 1000 books, a collection of current magazines, a growing DVD library of both entertaining and educational films, several varieties of organizational and education pamphlets, and sexual health resources.

Our student lounge provides a place where you can rest, socialize, eat lunch, or study between classes. The lounge is equipped with three computer stations, a microwave, and small refrigerator. There is also a small, shared conference room which is often used by various student organizations for leadership meetings. To reserve the conference room, please email lgbtrc@uga.edu.

The LGBT Resource Center provides a variety of programs and services to increase awareness and foster understanding of issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Some of the Center’s signature programs include: Dawgs Making It Better, Celebration of National Coming Out Day, an LGBT History Month Display, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Lavender Graduation.

Along with our signature events, the LGBT Resource Center hosts a number of educational programs for the UGA campus community that provides opportunities to dialogue and address some of the complicated issues that surround sexual and gender identity. Some of these programs include our student-run radio show called Queeries and our Lunch with Leaders program in which students have lunch with an LGBTQA-identified leader in the community who shares their story of coming out and career trajectory.

The staff of the LGBT Resource Center is deeply committed to ensuring that all students, inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, have a place where they can feel, express, and be their true, authentic self while attending the University of Georgia. Come in and say hello!

Contact Us

706-542-4077
​lgbtrc@uga.edu

221 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602

 

Meg Evans, Director
evansme@uga.edu

J. Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator
rsmall@uga.edu

Lee Fowler, Administrative Associate 
leefowl@uga.edu