Welcome to the QRC
The Queer Resource Center is located in Smith Memorial 学生 Union, Suite 458. 学生s 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 社区 care and offer masks at our front desk.
学生 支持 Fund
The Queer and Trans 学生 支持 Fund is a low-barrier fund for transgender and queer students in need of one-time financial support for things like groceries, 水电费, legal name updates, and emergencies. Donations help us sustain our fund so we can continue meeting student needs.
The 支持 Fund is currently on pause until Fall 2023 as the QRC staff restructures our policies and fundraise. Please check back in Sept 2023!
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.
The Queer Resource Center supports queer and trans students at Portland State University to achieve their educational goals through advocacy, 社区, and celebration. The Queer Resource Center prioritizes a racial justice framework to improve campus climate through education, 政策变化, and campus-wide organizing.
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 Portland State University.
Learn more about our purpose and vision.
The following are the values that the Queer Resource Center holds among our staff and 社区 space:
- 问责制 & 增长
- Community Engagement & 协作
- 隐私 & Confidentiality
Learn more about our values.