About Us

The Q Center is here for the benefit of LGBTQ+ students so they can feel affirmed, welcomed, and respected on campus. It also aims to provide resources, education and academic support to the LGBTQ+ community and allies to guide a direction of community and queer joy to help overcome struggles and that help is available.Neon Rainbow sign that says Everyone Welcome

Our Mission

The Q Center aims to educate, advocate, and empower students of Southern Utah University, in hopes of creating and fostering an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their intersectional, diverse identities to grow and thrive in our higher education institutions.

Our Vision

We envision that through the Q center, SUU’s campus will be an institution where LGBTQIA+ individuals are thriving as valued members of our institution, and that through leadership programs and work opportunities, will continue to thrive after completing a higher education program.

Our Values

  • Respect: We aspire to ensure that our environment maintains proper conduct, so it can be a learning and affirming space for individuals.
  • Inclusivity: We welcome diverse perspectives and voices to ensure that there is representation from diverse backgrounds. We strive to platform and empower those voices to build community and solidarity.
  • Humility: We are all learning, and in order to educate ourselves and others, we want to have a sense of humility. We may not know everything but we have the humility to let others teach us and learn.
  • Collaboration: We thrive in communities that offer diverse perspectives and use that collective knowledge to further our mission and purpose.
  • Allyship: We welcome all individuals that seek to stand in solidarity, advocate, and educate themselves/ others.
  • Advocacy: We strive as a center to advocate for all within the center to ensure that our campus reaches equitable outcomes for students in the present and future.