Salve Regina's LGBTQ+ Center serves all LGBTQIA2S+ members of the University community and their allies. We aim to educate, support and celebrate each other and every facet of our identities. We provide an empowering space where LGBTQIA2S+ people and their allies can be themselves and explore their identities.
- Support LGBTQIA2S+ students holistically and with an intersectional lens.
- Promote social justice for every member of the Salve Regina community, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, body, ability, sexuality, nationality, race, spirituality and ethnicity.
- Encourage thoughtful dialogue that allows people to ask questions and learn without fear of being judged.
- Create a sense of belonging for LGTBQIA2S+ students, faculty and staff.
- Contribute to a campus climate where people can feel safe, welcomed and celebrated for who they are, no matter their identities.
- Have fun.
What Does LGBTQIA2S+ Stand For?
LGBTQIA2S+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, two-spirit and the + symbolizes those who identify within the wider queer community, but do not feel represented within the LGBTQIA2S acronym. The + also shows support and acceptance for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.
Salve Regina strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina’s employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under both federal and Rhode Island state law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 28-51-2 of the General Laws of Rhode Island.