About the Resource Center
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is an extension of the Multicultural Center and focuses on providing services, resources and intentional support for students identifying as or connecting to LGBTQ+ and varying gender identities. Located in Student Center East, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is on the second floor with its entrance through the Multicultural Center’s main lobby, Suite 206. The GSRC provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support and mentoring. Programming and services focus on all identities within the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities. The GSRC welcomes all faculty, students and staff who would like to serve as allies for the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities as well, or those with an interest in learning more.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center supports student engagement by aligning their purpose with personal goals that will enhance students’ academic and career success by building a culture that fosters identity awareness, identity acceptance and support of all students from LGBTQ+ and varying gender identities.
Building a culture of care through:
- Access: Providing opportunities to gain necessary resources to promote identity acceptance, identity awareness, health and wellness to further personal, academic and career success.
- Innovation: Creating intentional programming, workshops and discussions that address the importance and integration of identity and inclusion to ensure student success and community building.
- Inclusion: Promoting equitable learning environments that address the needs for intersecting identities within the LGBTQ+ community as well as allies.
- Acceptance: The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is devoted to accepting all identities within the LGBTQ+ community and will hold allies of this community to the same standards. Through acceptance and understanding of varying sexuality and gender identities students are meant to find a sense of belonging within the Georgia State community.
- Diversity: Students who are LGBTQ+ identified are not bound by their sexuality and gender identities and often have varying ethnicities, religions and abilities that shape their world view and perspective of life. In order to help ensure we are meeting the needs of the Georgia State community, it is important to acknowledge diversity and nuances within this community to ensure personal, academic and career success.
- Authenticity: Providing safe spaces for students to be their most authentic self is necessary for creating a welcoming learning environment, building trust and developing healthy relationships. The GSRC is a space for students to be their most true and expressive selves while fostering their growth and development as global citizens.
- Community: In order to create growth, cultural competence and impactful experiences that lead to student success, community building among students is necessary. Through programming, workshops and discussions, the GSRC collaborates with stakeholders across the university to create opportunities that build community and supports the success of students who engage in GSRC initiatives.
- Leadership: Avenues for leadership development are created for students through acceptance, diversity, authenticity and community building. In partnership with other university departments and offices, various learning skills will be presented to foster personal, academic and career success among all students.
The Multicultural Center library resources have been collected to strengthen students’ knowledge around a variety of beliefs, values and experiences of diverse cultural identities and to enhance the skills they will need to work and live as global citizens and leaders in society. The Multicultural Center has a growing collection of resources focusing on specific cultural communities, culturally responsive teaching and diversity training.
A Resource for Students:
The Multicultural Center library is full of reference books, novels, magazines and videos on different cultural communities around the world. The collection consists of African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern and Native American culture and history. The checkout process is simple, requiring just your Panther ID card. However, the library is conducive to readers who like to sit down, browse or relax.
A Resource for Faculty:
Faculty who are looking for unique classroom activities can encourage their students to attend Conversations on Contemporary Social Concerns and book discussion events. Faculty can promote cross-cultural experiences by reserving books, articles and videos that can be accessed by their students. These are great ways to facilitate learning and discussion outside the classroom.
What would you like to see? (Books, Faculty-led discussions, Speakers, etc.) Request it here!
The Multicultural Center, in collaboration with Leadership Programs, sponsors the Baldwin Book Club, an opportunity for students to come together to discuss a book with social justice themes. As leaders in a multicultural society, it is important to understand how to navigate racial issues and work with diverse individuals. The Baldwin Book Club provides a forum to students to talk about these important issues and learn from each other about what is needed to be culturally competent leaders.
The Baldwin Bookclub will resume in Fall 2023! Do you have suggestions for our reading selection? Please click the link below and complete our suggestion form!
The Multicultural Center (MC) envisions an inclusive community that explores our intersectional identities and seeks to develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming and meaningful dialogue. The MC will enhance partnerships with students, faculty, staff and community partners so that we may meet the needs of our diverse campus community by cultivating a culture of care.
We know that reserving rooms in our space is a perk you enjoy, but we do have process and procedures in place so that you can reserve the space in an effective and orderly manner. Right now, the rooms that are available to reserve pending availability are as follows:
Be YOU Multi YOU Room - 30 minutes time allotment
Conference Room A - Two-hour time allotment
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center - Two-hour time allotment
If the office is hosting a signature event in our office or in another building where we have to close the entire office, then reservations will not be honored during this time. You can check out event calendar via pin.gsu.edu.
Best to reserve your space one to two weeks in advance and plan to arrive between 9 a.m. with the goal of being done by 5 p.m.; this will give our office ample time to officially close out the office.
The steps to reserve space in the MC:
- Go to multicultural.gsu.edu
- Go to resources and services, use the drop down box and click room reservations
- Fill out the form
- Once the form is fill out then during regular business hours a professional staff member will approve or deny your request base on availability
- Once you arrive in the office, go to the front desk and the student staff will track/swipe you in
- Then you will be escorted to your space
- When you are done, let the front desk staff know so we can refresh the space
Associate Director- Cultures, Communities & Inclusion (CCI)
LaTia Sinclair, M.S.
Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Global Communities
Chrissonia McCall, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Gender & Sexuality Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, GA 30302-3973
Georgia State University
Student Center East, Suite 206
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303