Amanda Del Gaudio, Director of The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, announces the renaming of the Women’s and LGBTQIA+ Resource Center as well as a celebration to honor the new name.
Dear Members of the Gettysburg College Community,
Names are central to our identities. As such, the Women’s and LGBTQIA+ Resource Center at Gettysburg College recently conducted a review to determine if our name is fully representative of the mission and values we champion, and the services we provide to our students.
Following our analysis, which included a campus-wide survey of students and employees, we ultimately decided—with full support from the institution—that a name change would most appropriately position the Center to convey its current offerings and to realize its ambitions for the future.
Today, we are proud to announce our new name: The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center name received the majority of votes in our survey to the campus community. We support these results and believe our new name reaffirms that every student on the Gettysburg campus is welcome to visit our office in Apple Hall, to attend our programming, and to learn more about gender and sexuality, in all of its dimensions. Thank you to all who completed the survey and provided the insight necessary to help us reach this important decision.
While we will continue to support and passionately advocate on behalf of women and our LGBTQIA+ community, given our Center’s notable growth in recent years—and, in turn, our programming’s evolution—our new name will enable us to unify our many offerings and resources.
We invite the campus community to attend our new name celebration, as The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center enters a new era of programming, support, and community!
New Name Celebration
Apple Hall, 1st floor, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Wednesday November 3rd from 11am-1pm
Join us for celebration, food and giveaways!
Amanda Del Gaudio