Advisory Committees

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Advisory Committee is to review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding the policies, programs, resources and services of the GSRC by serving the needs of students, staff, faculty and community members of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities. The committee works to ensure an environment where interdisciplinary learning acknowledges and recognizes people of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience.

The committee also provides advice and recommendations regarding resources related to the support for the office, including budget, personnel, and facilities. The committee should seek to enhance the goals of the GSRC by supporting the educational, cultural, social and developmental needs of students, and of advancing cross-cultural awareness on campus and in the wider community.


  • 6 student members 
  • 5 faculty/staff members 
  • 1 ex officio member (Director/AD of the LGBT Resources Center)

Time Commitment

The committee will meet approximately monthly throughout the academic year.

Queers and Allies (Q&A) Outreach

The Queers and Allies Committee, formerly known as SODA, is the LGBT Outreach Committee for the Counseling Center.

Our Mission

Queers and Allies (Q&A) works to facilitate the development of all University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff around issues of sexual orientation, and to improve the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students through advocacy and education. SODA is a committee under the auspices of the Counseling Center’s Outreach and Consultation Services division and is composed of professional staff from the Counseling Center and the Office of LGBT Resources, doctoral psychology interns, Counseling Center paraprofessionals, and a graduate assistant.

More information can be found at the Counseling Center website.