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Amherst College Queer Resource Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00275

Abstract

Posters, flyers and announcements related to activities and services sponsored by the Queer Resource Center (QRC), a college-sponsored support center for queer students at Amherst College.

Dates

  • 2000-2016

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The mission of the Queer Resource Center (QRC) is to support the LGBTQIAP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual, and ally) students of Amherst College. The QRC seeks to empower the lives of queer students at Amherst College by uniting the diverse individuals in the community across gender, race, age, class, religion, and ability differences. The intention of the QRC is to provide a safe, intentional, open, and confidential atmosphere where queer students and their allies can gather openly and discuss relevant issues/topics.

Through dynamic programming and educational outreach, the QRC seeks to improve the campus climate for queer students and advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community. In collaboration with other campus organizations and departments, the QRC works to meet the needs of students to promote personal and leadership development.

The Center sponsors educational, social and campus community-building programs. Our library has an extensive collection of books and DVDs concerning queer issues/topics. Space can be used for club meetings, studying, and hanging out. The QRC networks with campus, Five College and Amherst area organizations in order to build a stronger community and support system for the queer students of Amherst College.

*Queer* Queer is an umbrella term used to be inclusive of all sexual and gender identities that challenge the norm.

Extent

0.5 Linear feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni) Records, in: Clubs and Societies Collection

Title
Guide to the Amherst College Queer Resource Center Records
Status
Completed
Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
5/11/2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299