About Us

Mission

The Queer Resource Center (QRC) affirms, celebrates and supports the queer and transgender community at Amherst College. The QRC seeks to empower the lives of queer and trans people by honoring the intersections of their identities and by interrogating and interrupting heterosexism and cissexism. The QRC provides intentional educational and social programming that centers the lived experiences of queer and trans people, creates opportunities for community building, and fosters dialogue across and within difference. 

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Collaborative Programming

Amherst College representation at the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference with the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Activities and the Resource Center Team

Trans Empowerment Series with the Women's and Gender Center

Baewatch with the Multicultural Resource Center and the Women's and Gender Center

Collaborative Initiatives

Stonewall Committee: College-wide committee celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace (collaboration with the Office of Inclusive Leadership)

Chosen names on transcripts and diplomas (collaboration with Registrar and Information Technology)

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom Project (completed with numerous campus partners)

Launch of the Sylvia Rivera Floor, LBGTQ+ Community in Residential Life

Signature Events

Annual Lavender Graduation
Pride Week Student
Support Space: Queer Talk, affinity support groups


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