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Resources + Safe Spaces

What we offer

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center is here to provide programs, events and training that foster an inclusive atmosphere on campus and in the greater community. In addition, we sponsor two physical locations that serve as gathering and study lounges as well as safe spaces on campus where we strive to ensure all students feel welcome.

Gender identity & sexual orientation

Students can now select their gender identity and sexual orientation in CampS! Why is this exciting? The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will be able to confidentially direct our outreach efforts to those who identify as LGBTQIA+. What's better: it's super simple! Click here and follow three simple steps!

 

Rainbow Floor

Housing & Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. The Rainbow Floor, located in Karlgaard Towers, offers individuals and allies within the LGBTQIA+ community the opportunity to live and learn together. Individuals may select this as one of the Living Community preferences within the housing contract, and if a random roommate is elected, assignments are completed randomly without regard to assigned sex, gender identity or expression, or sexuality.


The Rainbow Floor includes programming and community building that focuses on the diverse array of identities within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. In Karlgaard Tower, each of the ten floors features all gender restrooms, and staff are on hand to ensure your home away from home is as welcoming and supportive as possible.  

Check out the newly renovated Karlgaard Towers in the video below!

Campus commitment to all gender facilities

UWEC All Gender Restroom Map (Updated Fall 2019)

UW-Eau Claire has made a concerted effort to increase the number of all gender restrooms and currently offers 107 on campus in various locations (with more to come!).
All Gender Restrooms (Campus Map)

 

LGBTQIA+ Center: The Bridge

An integral part of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, The Bridge (Davies 229) provides opportunities for new and returning students to find community and connect with people whose lived experiences mirror their own. On any given day in The Bridge, you will find students laughing, studying, napping, engaging with queer issues, accessing resources, resting between classes, or just hanging out. Staffed by student interns and supervised by the GSRC associate student services coordinator, The Bridge is whatever students need it to be. It is truly a student-centered space. Stop by and say hi!

The Bridge lounge space
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Don't be hangry!

Queer students often find themselves having to choose between bills and food. Opened in September of 2014, the Campus Harvest food pantry was developed to aid the high percentage of students that self-identified as in need of supplemental food assistance. Everything in the Campus Harvest food pantry is free! All you need to do is bring your student ID. If you want someone to go with you, never fear! Just email Chris (jorgencj@uwec.edu) or Kallie (friedeka@uwec.edu), and we'll set it up. Ya gotta eat!

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