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Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender

College Hall, Smith College


The Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender (RCSG), overseen by the Office for Equity and Inclusion, provides educational programming, activities and meetings for students, faculty and staff. The center provides a safe space where gender and sexuality may be discussed in an open and accepting environment. It seeks to foster understanding of the diverse meanings and expressions of sexuality and gender and the intersection of sexuality, gender, class and race, as well as other social identities.

Visit the Center

Everyone is invited to the RCSG! Smith students, faculty, and staff with a valid OneCard can access the Center from 7 a.m. to midnight. Guests attending a meeting, event or program in the RCSG will find the door unlocked for them. Students, organizations, departments and offices may reserve the center to host programs focused on topics of gender and sexuality.


The RCSG is co-coordinated by Raven Fowlkes-Witten and Toby Davis of the Office for Equity and Inclusion, as well as a student program coordinator.

Advisory Board

Established in 2005, the advisory board of the RCSG is a group of faculty, staff and students representing the RCSG Orgs working together to help bring the mission of the RCSG to fruition.


The advisory board meets at least twice a semester and discusses ways to help the students and student organizations associated with the space with programs, projects and policies as they relate to the center.

Get Involved

If you're interested in being a part of the RCSG advisory board, please contact them at


On-Campus Support

Office for Equity and Inclusion

Toby Davis '03 and Raven Fowlkes-Witten serve co-coordinators of the RCSG, as well as Office for Equity and Inclusion advisors for trans and nonbinary students. They are available to discuss issues of gender and sexuality and help students access resources on campus and beyond.

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

The Schacht Center provides a wide variety of medical and mental health care for students who are LGBTQIA+ or questioning. 
Wellness resources: select "gender identity."
Medical care: select "gender affirming care" under "our services"
Counseling Services: includes identity-affirming care, trans-affirming documentation, and support groups.

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

The CRSL provides support around gender/sexuality and religion/spirituality.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

OMA provides support around gender/sexuality and race/ethnicity

Office of Disability Services

ODS provides support around gender/sexuality and disability, including accommodations for those pursuing gender-affimring surgeries.

Off-Campus Support

The UMASS Stonewall Center 

Provides support, advocacy and programming for LGBT and allied students, staff and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley.

The Trevor Project

Offers online resources, chat-based support and a 24 hour LGBTQ hour hotline at 866-488-7386 for phone support if you are 24 years old and under.

Trans Lifeline 

Is a trans-staffed hotline at 877-565-8860.

Translate Gender 

A local organization founded by Smith School for Social Work alums that provides resources, counseling, and support groups for trans and nonbinary people and their families.


Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender

Wesley House, basement
Smith College
Chapin Way
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-6014

Staffed hours vary. Email for the current schedule.

All students, faculty and staff have access to the center with a OneCard from 7 a.m. to midnight.