Who Are We?

Located in Clader House, the Gender and Sexuality Center helps support a dynamic campus community that recognizes, supports and celebrates sexual and gender diversity – specifically centering resources and services for LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Aromantic, and more) students.

The GSC also offers a comfortable space on campus where students can drop by anytime to browse through the library, grab resources, study, or to chat with the staff.

A group of seven students eats at a table.

What Do We Do?

Individual support

Staff in the GSC are available for individual support and advising. Talk helps! Contact us if you would like to chat. Gender and Sexuality Center Associates (GSCAs) are also available for peer support. The Q for Questioning program is another resource for students who are navigating questions related to gender & sexual identity. The Queer Peer Mentor Program is also helpful for students interested in becoming more socially connected to the LGBTQIA+ community at Carleton.

Peer Education

We offer ongoing peer-led educational programs for students. This includes already-created workshops or working in collaboration with our Campus Education & Resources team to create something unique to your community’s needs. Contact gsc@carleton.edu to connect with our Campus Education & Resources team.

LGBTQIA+ Housing

The GSC sponsors two residential houses: QTBIPOC House and Rainbow House.

Lending Library

The center houses a large collection of books, magazines, and videos related to gender and sexuality. These materials are available for checkout. Stop by and browse through our library!

Meeting Space

The center provides a comfortable meeting space for related student groups. This space is also available for students to simply hang out or study. The GSC can be reserved for larger meetings by contacting our staff.


The GSC plans regular events, including weekly events like Friday Tea Times and annual events such as Pride Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and an annual Senior Celebration. All events are available on our calendar.

How Can You Get Involved?

Come visit us! We are open Monday through Friday from 9-5PM.

To reach any of the GSC staff, call (507) 222-5222 or email us at gsc@carleton.edu.

Want to keep up with the GSC? Join our Google Group and follow our Instagram to get information about LGBTQIA+ communities and upcoming events at Carleton. 

Two staff members smile, wearing a shirt with cows of different colors of the rainbow.