In recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2013, the "You Are Not Alone" list was published in the Daily Orange. This list contains the names of over 400 SU students, faculty, staff and alumni who have signed on to spread a message of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, asexual communities (people with marginalized genders and sexualities) and their allies. Click the link below to see a PDF of this year's list!
First Year, Transfer and Students New to the LGBT Community: Please click here to see some of the services we offer specifically for you.
STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.
If you are a SU/SUNY-ESF student, and would like to schedule an interview with our staff, please click here.
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The vision of the Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is to serve with integrity people with marginalized genders and sexualities. By being in relationship with other people, we examine, learn, and understand our collective responsibility to create more inclusive communities. We encourage thoughtful explorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by the complexity of our identities.
We intentionally adopted, in our new mission, vision, and values, the language of “marginalized genders and sexualities,” rather than adding to the commonly known moniker of LGBT. We believe it is impossible to represent the diversity of sexual and gender identities and expressions encompassed in our communities through additional letters, which diminish their value and significance. We also believe it is problematic to use an additive method because of the limitations it puts on the possibilities of our identities and diminishes our goal of inclusivity. For us, marginalization (lacking societal recognition, agency, and visibility) is theoretically aligned with our social justice values and framework, and demonstrates a broader commitment to ending oppression and reaching liberation.
The mission of the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center is to embody our values of awareness, community, integrity, and social justice. We offer services to those with marginalized genders and sexualities by offering intentional programs, developing relationships that lead to meaningful dialogues, providing education and resources, cultivating leadership, engaging in advocacy, and collaborating with others.
Click here to learn more about the LGBT Resource Center staff!
We have recently transitioned our library holdings to a new online catalog through LibraryThing.com. The new catalog offers tags, searches, and links to related items. All resource library items are available for SU/SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff for up to one week. A maximum of two items can be checked out at one time. We welcome you to come over and browse our collection, or simply look online!
Allyship is a process built through relationships; it requires commitment, understanding, hope, and humility. We believe allyship also requires a dedication to continuous self-awareness and self-exploration. Recognizing and understanding the pervasiveness of privilege and oppression, both across and within identity groups, is integral to ally development. Allies are accountable for the influence and impact of their actions to the broader social world, and our goal is that allies will ultimately join in efforts to achieve liberation.