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LGBTQ Center

The LGBTQ+ Center is located in College Center, room 213. Drop in to relax on our couches; make yourself a cup of tea or coffee; browse our book and film library, or say hello to the LGBTQ+ Center Director next door in CC 214.

Mission

The Vassar College LGBTQ Center enhances the campus life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students and their allies by providing social, cultural and academic programming; fostering strong leaders; highlighting Vassar’s unique history; and engaging the entire campus in discussions of social justice and inclusion.

Vision

The LGBTQ Center envisions a campus that is fully inclusive of all identities, where students value and seek out cultural pluralism and positive intergroup experiences.

Values

  • All students, staff and faculty are welcome.
  • Our work takes into account the intersections of students’ identities, including, but not limited to, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, faith and class.
  • Students’ needs, interests and passions are the drivers of our programming and initiatives We seek to educate the entire campus community on sexuality and gender issues as well as provide space for specific groups to explore and affirm their identities.
  • Deepening and developing partnerships across departments makes our work more effective and far-reaching.

Hours

Weekdays

9:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday

2:00pm - 8:00pm

Events

  • Reimagining Queer Feminist Organizing
    Oct 6, 4:30 p.m. Anahita Sarabhai, a queer performing artist, activist, poet, and educator currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, will speak about their wide-ranging experiences with activism.

Vassar Stories

  • Seeing and Being Seen: Interview
    An interview with photography fellow Dr. Jessica Brier, LGBTQ+ Center Director, Danushi Fernando and Carissa Kolcun ’25.
  • Seeing and Being Seen Exhibit
    A photography exhibit organized by the Loeb in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Center and a committee of current students, in honor of Vassar’s inaugural Pride Month celebrations.
  • Vassar Pride Month
    Center Director and students discuss planning and celebrating Vassar’s inaugural Pride Month.
  • ‘Gay Can Play’
    Alum Bryan Ruby ’19 shares his journey as the first out U.S. baseball player, and the power of living authentically.