About the LGBTQIA Resource Center

Our Mission

The purpose and goal of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIARC) is to provide an open and inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, cis-sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism. We recognize that this work requires a continued process of understanding and addressing all forms of oppression. We are committed to this process both in our work and in the structure of the Center itself. The LGBTQIA Resource Center promotes education about all sexes, genders and sexualities, as well as space for self-exploration of these identities. The LGBTQIA Resource Center is a dynamic, responsive and collaborative organization that serves UC Davis and the surrounding region by providing a growing spectrum of programs, resources, outreach and advocacy.

Our Story

The LGBTQIA Resource Center opened its doors on January 31, 1994. The LGBTQIA Resource Center's presence on the UC Davis campus is a result of a recommendation made by the Chancellor's Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in 1992. On June 5, 1997, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee voted to add 'Transgender' to its name and to the name of the Resource Center. In January of 1999, the resource center hired its first full-time coordinator to provide even further resources for the students and campus community in the areas of programming, advising and education.  In the summer of 2013, the Resource Center added Queer, Intersex, Asexual to its name in order to be more reflective of the work of the LGBTQIA Resource Center and the many communities we serve.

Come visit the center today to learn more about how you can get involved!

Interactive Timeline