LGBT Centers

Specific centers for students of color, international students, women, and students with disabilities on college campuses are not new phenomena in the United States. They have been providing services, programs, and advocacy for decades. Resource centers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students are a product of the 1990s and continue to grow. According to the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, by 2018, nearly 245 institutions in the United States and three institutions internationally (University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem) employed at least one paid professional staff or graduate assistant to direct LGBT centers for their campuses. This number has more than doubled since 2006 and yet remains only a small drop in the bucket;

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