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!
(Coming Fall 2019!)
Housing & Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. The LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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!
LGBTQIA+ Center: The Bridge
As part of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, The Bridge LGBTQIA+ Resource Center (Davies 229) serves to provide a network of support for the LGBTQIA+ campus community. Through active outreach, event programming, and resource referral, The Bridge seeks to educate the entire University community concerning issues of social justice and equality, while serving the specific needs of those whose sexualities and/or genders have rendered them societally marginalized.
The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center collaborates across institutional boundaries in order to develop programs, workshops, and activities that focus on raising the awareness of issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether organizing the "Break the Silence!" concert for National Day of Silence, providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to share their coming out stories during National Coming Out Day, or pulling out all the stops for The Fire Ball--where drag divas help raise money for LGBTQIA+ scholarships--UW-Eau Claire offers a wide variety of experiences that educate and entertain.
As part of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, The Bridge LGBTQIA+ Resource Center (Davies 229 | 2nd floor next to Bookstore) is staffed by student interns and provides a safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Stop by and say hi!
The Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center component of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center reflects the vibrancy of UW-Eau Claire's institutional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Whether academic or entertaining (or both!) the events and programming that flow from this dynamic office offer students, faculty, and staff numerous opportunities to help shape the campus environment in a way that honors women's past, present, and future.
Whether creating a t-shirt for the annual Clothesline Project, participating in photo shoots for the Love Your Body campaign, or attending one of the many article discussion lecture series, the UW-Eau Claire community wholeheartedly embraces the challenges of combating gender inequity in its various manifestations.
With an emphasis on collaboration, the Women's Resource Center actively reaches out across institutional barriers, in an effort to make women's issues everyone's issue.
The Women's Resource Center (located in Hibbard 311C) is staffed by Gender & Sexuality Resource Center interns and serves as a safe space for women. It is used as an informal lounge, a study space, and as a location for meetings. Stop by and say hi!
Are you a nursing parent? Check out our map of campus lactation spaces! Can't find one near you? Know of a possible space that might be added to the list? Don't hesitate to email the GSRC, as we're always working on adding spaces to the list. Lactation Spaces Map
Campus commitment to all gender facilities
UW-Eau Claire has made a concerted effort to increase the number of gender-neutral restrooms and currently offers 45 on campus in various locations (with more to come!).
All Gender Restroom Map
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