+ LGBTQ+ Resource Center – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
Trans @ HWS


Resource CenterOpened in 2017, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center seeks to affirm and support the identities of all LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff while fostering allies that engage the community at large with compassion and empathy. Located on the first floor of deCordova Hall, the Resource Center (“the RC”) is staffed by an Associate Director and three student workers and operates under the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Resource Center coordinates campus-wide programs every semester to enhance the community’s understanding and appreciation of LGBTQIA+ people, topics, and needs.


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 around 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 by emailing LGBTQRC@hws.edu.


Use of Space
We invite students to utilize the LGBTQ+ Resource Center as a social or study space while the center is open and staffed. Student organizations can work with the Associate Director for Intercultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Centers for access for meetings or events.


Hours of Operation
The Resource Center is open based on the availability of the staff. Hours may vary.


E. Tejada III (they/them)
Associate Director Intercultural Affairs and LGBTQ+ Centers
(315) 781-3924


Contact Us
Email: LGBTQRC@hws.edu
Phone: (315) 781-4371


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The Resource Center and its staff work to develop and coordinate programming, along with other campus offices, that seek to promote education, social opportunities, wellness, and support for all students at HWS. Our programs and events seek to value and affirm the identities of our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff while also creating opportunities for allyship and support for LGBTQIA+ concerns.