Tyrell Allen speaks with the Early Bird about joining the Auraria Campus community as director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center.
The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office serving students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexualities on the Auraria Campus. We are a resource for those experiencing issues with sexuality, gender identity, and discrimination or harassment. We are a community for all.
Since its founding in 1992 as Colorado’s first campus LGBTQ+ support organization, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center has fostered acceptance, understanding, and personal growth through community education, engagement, and support services.
The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is located in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 213. Our business hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During these times visitors can browse the more than 2,000 books and videos in our library, ask about training programs, seek additional resources or just relax in our social space.
Our dedicated staff includes the director, Tyrell Allen, and our student staff members. Input and involvement from the entire campus community is welcomed.
Our social space is available during office hours to students from all three institutions on campus to relax, study, and socialize with peers in an LGBTQ space. In addition to our couches, we have a refrigerator and microwave available for guest use throughout the day! Feel free to come by and make a cup of tea with the community mugs and electric kettle and take a break from the fast pace of campus life. Please make sure to review the social space agreements that help us create an affirming and positive space for everybody in it.
The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional student fee-funded department that strives to improve the campus climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer students. We do this by fostering acceptance and understanding through educating the campus community about issues related to this population and developing programming that unites diverse communities of people. Additionally, we provide support services and growth opportunities for LGBTQ students to realize their fullest potential.
Our library contains 2,000+ books and DVDs covering LGBTQ topics, ranging from fictional novels and poetry to biographies and reference material that can be checked out and read at your leisure! If you’d like to take a look at our collection more easily or search for a particular topic, click here to view our catalog online.
We make over 2000 buttons every semester displaying various pride flags, pronouns, LGBTQ themes, activists, and other miscellaneous designs. We always have plenty in the backspace of our office and at any events where we are tabling, so don’t be afraid to stop by and grab a few!
To learn more about what this means, visit:
We are located in Tivoli 213
We have returned to the office! Our social space is open and we are also available during our remote hours by email or appointment.
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments can be made outside office hours by emailing us at [email protected].