LGBTQ Resource Center

The mission of the Washington and Lee University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center is to affirm the existence and development of LGBTQ individuals at W&L, and to support a strong and welcoming community among them and allies within the larger institution.

The Center works to diminish the prejudice that limits the educational experience and safety of LGBTQ community members and others within the university. The Center provides an open, diverse, and safe environment in which all members of the W&L community may explore sexual and gender identity issues and serves as a focal point for campus LGBTQ resources, services, and programs. The Center contributes to the University's commitment to intellectual exploration, diversity, and responsible leadership, and upholds the University's values of honor, integrity, and civility. We constantly strive to meet our mission through:

  • Providing a safe space for students to socialize, study, and access resources
  • Organizing and hosting programs and social/support groups
  • Advocating for the needs and concerns of LGBTQ students
  • Empowering students through leadership development
  • Educating the campus community about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity

The University's LGBTQ Coordinator holds regular hours at the Resource Center on the following days:

  • Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays 1 - 3 p.m.

The Center is the home for a variety of resources for LGBTQ students and allies including:

  • A library of fiction and non-fiction books ** Come check out this month's featured book Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • A wealth of resource pamphlets on health issues, coming out, safe sex, and more
  • LGBTQ magazines and newspapers and a growing movie collection

In addition we have: