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LGBTQ+ Resource Center

During 2016-2017, a steering committee of faculty, staff, and students established the Colleges’ LGBTQ+ Resource Center. The Center actively promotes academic and personal growth for the HWS LGBTQ+ community. It also plans and coordinates campus-wide programs and services to enhance the community’s understanding and appreciation of LGBTQ people, themes, and needs. A space designed for social gatherings, meetings, as well as providing tangible resources, the new center is located in deCordova Hall and is staffed by a LGBTQ Post-Undergraduate Fellow, two student advocates, and is supervised by the Division of Campus Life.

SafeZone Training
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center provides SafeZone training for students, staff, faculty, and the Geneva community. The training helps participants create inclusive and safe spaces for discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Currently, all student leaders at HWS are required to participate in Safe Zone training. Any group in the HWS community can request the training: Request a SafeZone Training or Register for a Drop-In SafeZone Training.

PRISM Mentors
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is home to the PRISM Mentorship program. The program is designed to connect and pair Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, A/sexual/romantic & allies (LGBTQIA+) first year students with upper class mentors from across campus. The PRISM Mentors help provide first year students a positive and intentional social and academic transition to HWS through connection to the institution and regular meaningful interactions with fellow members of the LGBTQ+ community across campus.


Phone: (315) 781-4371

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