The LGBT Resource Center was formally dedicated in April of 2002. The center was a result of a concerted student initiative that was supported by faculty and the University administration, which resulted in the establishment of an office on campus permanently located within the student union. The Resource Center is under the umbrella of both the Office for Student Equity and Diversity and Student Affairs.
The goal of the Center is to provide resources, a safe environment for student interaction, and outreach programs that will educate the University community in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center has a media library, study lounge, and a number of computers. Our outreach programs include Gender & Sexuality Workshops, Queer Conversations, and Queer Peers anonymous e-mailing service. The Center has current working relationships with the Utah Pride Center, Equality Utah, Utah AIDS Foundation, Rape Recovery Center, and the American Red Cross. The LGBT Resource Center also has an association with the University Union, Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, University Counseling Services, University College, Vice President for Student Affairs office, Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), and the Women's Resource Center.
Currently, the LGBT Resource Center is in the process of developing student outreach programs, an expanded speaker series, and online support sources and resources. In order to accomplish these objectives, the center is working with the above mentioned organizations to develop programs encompassing the principles of diversity as a resource for all community members dealing with minoritization.