Office of Student Affairs

LGBTQQIAA Resources

Queer Resource Center, Basement of Morrow Dormitory

Angie Tissi, Coordinator

Amherst College is a place where queer students and allies have thrived. Here you will find a diverse and vibrant LGBTQQIAA: lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally community. 

The queer community is centered around the Queer Resource Center (QRC), whose mission is to serve as the hub of the LGBT community on campus. The Center provides numerous events, resources and leadership opportunities for all students at Amherst College. We encourage you to check our website frequently to stay informed of events on campus, as well as to connect to resources. 

There are many resources for Amherst students interested in LGBTQ topics. The Queer Resource Center located in the basement of Morrow Dormitory, has a library of LGBTQIA-themed books, movies, magazines and other information. It is open for student use several times per week and for meetings and social events. The QRC is a great place to study or just hang out. It is equipped with computers for student use, as well as a TV, DVD player and video games.

Angie Tissi, Coordinator of LGBTQ Student Support and Services, is available to meet confidentially with any student (in the QRC or elsewhere on campus) to provide information and/or support. For more information about the QRC or to schedule a confidential appointment, contact Angie Tissi at atissi@amherst.edu.

The QRC is home to many LGBTQ student organizations. Pride Alliance, Queer Women of Amherst College (QWAC), Men of the Valley and Queer People of Color (QPOC) are registered student organizations with a mission to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual students and their allies on campus. Through educational programming dealing with topics such as coming out; LGBTQIA athletes; the intersection of identities such as sexuality and race, religion, class, gender identity and other identities; HIV/AIDS awareness; sexual health; how to be an LGBTQIA ally; and more, these organizations seek to improve understanding of and support for LGBTQIA issues. 

Students with any questions about the Pride Alliance, QWAC, Men of the Valley, QPOC or queer life on campus in general should feel free to check out the QRC website/Facebook, email the Coordinator at atissi@amherst.edu, talk to a group member or come to our weekly meetings or open hours. Both occur in the QRC; these times are listed in the Queer Resource Center website. We look forward to seeing you on campus!