We are here for you!
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a welcoming and inclusive community where we honor our LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty. We are committed to integrating, supporting, and advancing diversity into all aspects of our campus in order to increase access and success for everyone. UWSP values diversity in lived experiences and identities, embracing differences in sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and in a wide range of physical and mental abilities.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center was granted Room 206 in the Dreyfus University Center by student efforts in the University Centers Advisory and Policy Board, approved by the Student Senate of Student Government Association in 2015. The evolution of the space developed in 2016 when the Diversity and College Access Gender and Sexuality Outreach Coordinator moved into the space to establish the center. In 2017, the center took a turn to be prominently focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ students and continues to focus on providing resources for Queer, Trans, and Questioning folks. In addition, the position of GSOC changed to the GSRC Coordinator of Diversity and College Access. Finally in 2018, the student organization, Gender-Sexuality Alliance moved in to the space to further advocate for a centralized approach to supporting our LGBTQ+ students at UW-Stevens Point.
The mission and focus for the GSRC is to create not only a space for folks to be in community but resources to strengthen our 300+ LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff by establishing a Brave Space. The focus is to reinforce the goals of Diversity and College Access and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point via programming, education, trainings, and advisory support in efforts to sustain academic success and the retention of LGBTQ+ and Students of Color.
Your experiences matter to us!
We occasionally hear second or third hand about alleged hate crimes and discriminatory behavior being perpetrated against our LGBTQ+ students and Students of Color, but we do not receive official reports.
If you are ever a victim, firsthand witness, or heard of an incident secondhand, please complete a confidential Bias Incident Report Form.