Created By: Clarisa Ramirez
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. The women’s resource center opened in 1997 and the GBLTA center was established in 2001. The two organizations joined together in 2003 to help create a more unified and accessible group for the students of UT. The organization called itself the Interim Gender and Sexuality Center until 2005.
Originally the center was located in a small computer room in the library. It wasn’t fancy, but it was a big deal that UT had it. The center moved three times over the next six years until it moved to its current location in the Student Activity Center in 2011.
This organization also hosts the Feminist Action Project, Peers for Pride, GSC library, and the lavender graduation, which is held at the end of every semester and celebrates the accomplishments of LGBTQ students
This point of interest is part of the tour: LGBTQ+ Tour