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!
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 opportunties 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!
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!). You can download a map of these locations here.