About the Gender and Sexuality Center

Mission Statement

The GSC offers resources and support on issues related to diversity in gender and sexuality and coordinates campus initiatives to create healthy communities and relationships. We work with other campus organizations and offices to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that promotes gender equality and awareness and welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Meet the GSCAs and other staff
To reach any of the GSC staff, call (507) 222-5222 or x5222 on campus.

Some of the resources we provide to the Carleton community are:

  • Individual support
    Staff in the GSC are available for individual support and advising. Talk helps!  Contact us if you would like to chat.   Gender and Sexuality Center Associates (GSCAs) are also available for peer support. The Queer Peer mentoring program is another resource for students who are coming out and navigating their way on campus.
  • Peer Education
    We offer ongoing peer-led educational programs for students, check out our workshops!
  • Lending Library
    The center houses a large collection of books, magazines, and videos related to gender and sexuality. These materials are available for check out. Stop by and browse through our library!
  • Meeting space
    The center provides a comfortable meeting space for related student groups. This space is also available for students to simply hang out or study. The GSC can be reserved by contacting staff of the GSC.
  • Events
    The GSC plans regular events, including annual events such as Transgender Day of Remembrance, Rainbow Retreat, Speak Up (an event to raise awareness about sexual violence), and an annual Senior Celebration. Join our Google Group, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get information about upcoming events.