Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center provides advocacy, education, and celebration for RIT community members of all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Our vision is to promote an inclusive campus community that is safe, equitable, respectful of all members, and acknowledges the needs of our intersectional identities. Our team will continue to evolve our services and programming to meet the needs of our dynamic student population.

Programs, Services, and Resources

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center houses the programs, services, and resources previously offered through the Q Center and Women and Gender programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Various Training Sessions: Preparing the RIT community to become more culturally competent about the Queer community, gender, sexuality, intersectional identities, and women.
  • Healthy Relationship Workshops
  • Resources on LGBTQIA2S+ topics, relationships, harassment and discrimination, and sexual assault
  • Embedded Mental Health Counselors
  • The Wallace Library’s LGBTQIA+ collection

Please contact our team directly if you would like to request additional information on programs, services, and resources.


The former Reading Room is now known as PRISM, the PRogressive Intersectional Space to Meet. All are welcome in this community gathering space. PRISM is managed by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center and is located on the second floor of the Campus Center. PRISM provides students with a space to create community, host discussions, and foster learning through educational and unique programming.

PRISM is currently closed for renovations. Beginning in Fall 2024, RIT community members will be able to use PRISM as a casual community space and as a reservable space for meetings and events.

Student Clubs

RIT is home to hundreds of student clubs and organizations, including multiple LGBTQIA+ affiliated groups and the Representative Service Organization, OUTspoken. Learn more about how to get connected and find your community.


Chris Hinesley

Assistant Director, LGBTQIA+ Programs and Outreach

Skye Murphy

Assistant Director, Intersectional Programs and Outreach

Elizabeth Schwartz

Assistant Director, Women and Gender Programs and Outreach

Embedded Counselor

Jeremiah Knowles

Mental Health Therapist