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Welcome to the QRC

Our Space

The Queer Resource Center is located in Smith Memorial Student Union, Suite 458. Students come to our lounge space to socialize, study, ask for information, and relax. We provide resources, including safer sex, trans care, and menstrual supplies. We offer coffee, tea, and snacks, as well as access to our fridge, microwave, and mini food pantry. Come in and borrow from our free library, grab pronoun and identity pins, use our computers, and print - all for free! We encourage mask-wearing as a form of community care and offer masks at our front desk.

Student Support Fund

The Queer and Trans Student Support Fund is a low-barrier fund for transgender and queer students in need of one-time financial support for things like groceries, utility bills, legal name updates, and emergencies. Donations help us sustain our fund so we can continue meeting student needs.

The Support Fund is currently on pause until Fall 2023 as the QRC staff restructures our policies and fundraise. Please check back in Sept 2023!

Volunteer

We have opportunities to volunteer in the center, help out during events, plan programming, co-facilitate groups, and serve on our advisory board. We also work with students interested in developing an internship with us, often as part of a class practicum. We are excited to welcome all types of skill levels and commitments and offer training to new volunteers as needed.

Our Purpose

The Queer Resource Center supports queer and trans students at ˮ State University to achieve their educational goals through advocacy, community, and celebration. The Queer Resource Center prioritizes a racial justice framework to improve campus climate through education, policy change, and campus-wide organizing.

Our Vision

The Queer Resource Center strives to provide students with the support they need to persist to graduation through increasing equity and access for queer and trans students at ˮ State University.

Learn more about our purpose and vision.

Our Values

The following are the values that the Queer Resource Center holds among our staff and community space:

  • Accountability & Growth
  • Consent
  • Community Engagement & Collaboration
  • Humility
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Accessibility

Learn more about our values.

For more information about the Queer Resource Center, please contact us at qrc@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9742.