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Q Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
Student Alumni Union 4-A530
34 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Phone: (585) 475-6355
Email: qcenter@rit.edu

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New students, be sure to join us for our orientation event, the Rainbow Picnic on Sunday, August 26th at noon in Global Village (rain location is Fireside Lounge)

RIT named in the top 50 LGBTQ-friendly list of affordable colleges

Welcome to the RIT Q Center! Whether you are a current student, former student, faculty or staff member, or a member of the community the Center is here to serve you. Browse our website to learn more about the staff and history of the Center, find out about the services we provide, find links to community organizations, and check out our upcoming events. Feel free to stop by our space located in the Student Alumni Building (SAU) room 4-A530, or contact the Center directly at qcenter@rit.edu.

To learn more about Safe Zone Training visit the Safe Zone Project website by clicking here. If you have any questions on how to get Safe Zone trained here on campus you can email Chris Henry Hinesley or The Q Center.


The Q Center is committed to promoting a campus community that is safe, equitable, and respectful of all members. Thus, our Center is a resource for the entire RIT community.


The purpose of the Q Center is to foster an educational environment in which all community members can be personally, academically, and professionally successful without regard to gender, racial/ethnic origins, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic status.

To learn more about the community and explore resources, click here.

To learn about some of the queer clubs RIT has to offer: click here.

Learn more about us!

Assistant Director of Campus Life – The Q Center:

Christopher Henry Hinesley Ed.D. (he, him, his)


Student Workers:

Taylor Rose Perez (she, her, hers) - Graphic Design Assistant

Alyssa Lombardi (they, them, theirs)

Tyler Coughlin (they, them, theirs)


Nicole Boulais - Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Jennifer Connelly - School of Physics and Astronomy: Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Nicole Crouse-Dickerson - Interpretek
Jessica Ecock - Associate Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Sharon Emerson - Nurse Practitioner
Kerry Foxx - Director for Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Marc Goldman - Associate Director of Student Affairs, Residential Education
Jennifer Gravitz - Department Chair of NTID
Kerry Hughes - Project and Event Manager; Office of the Provost
Clayton Ide - NTID Liberal Studies Instructional/Support Faculty> - NTID Liberal Studies Department Chair
Bryan Lloyd - Assistant Director for Counseling and Academic Advising for NTID
Stephanie Paredes - Manager of Multicultural Programs
Amy Reed - Women’s Basketball Head Coach/Senior Women’s Administrator
Janine Rowe - Assistant Director for Disability Services, Career Counselor 
Victor Santiago - Assistant Director of Reunions & Affinity
Cha Ron Sattler-Leblanc - Senior Director for Academic Support Center
Alan Smerbeck - Psychology; Women and Gender Studies Program Coordinating Commitee
Betty Vickery - Nurse Practitioner
Samuel Waters - College of Computing & Information Sciences System Administrator