Each of the six resource centers offers different services and resources for students.
“The LGBTRC offers a safe and welcoming space for all students to access resources, attend programs and workshops and to build community,” said director Sheri Atkinson.
The LGBTRC encourages students to challenge homophobia and to explore their identities. The LGBTRC promotes education about all genders and sexualities and addresses forms of oppression.
The Student Recruitment and Retention Center includes seven components to help students who are underrepresented: African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE); American Indian Recruitment and Retention (AIRR); Bridge, a Filipino-targeted education service; Collective, a transfer student support service; the Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP); Southeast Asians Furthering Education (SAFE); and Yik’al Kuyum (YK), Chicano and Latino Holistic Student Support.
“Our goal is to offer resources academically and personally,” said fourth-year animal science major and AIRR retention coordinator Marissa Saenz. “Our space offers a home away from home. Students can identify with each other culturally or through their lifestyles, as opposed to their majors. No one is judgmental; you can just be yourself.”
STEPHANIE B. NGUYEN can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.