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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Resource Center


The WGSS Student Commons and Resource Center is located on the 2nd floor of Rachel Cooper Hall, in Room 234 (through the offices of Room 237). Take one flight of stairs up, and we are through the doors directly to the left!

The WGSS Student Commons offers a cozy space to read, study, and hang out by yourself or with a group. Here, you can find:

  • Free coffee and snacks
  • Computers and printing
  • Textbooks for current courses
  • WGSS library
  • Feminist and queer magazines 
  • On and off campus resources for:
    • Survivors of sexual assault
    • Reproductive health
    • Mental health
    • Women’s health and gender affirming healthcare
    • LGBTQIA2+ community

On-Campus Resources:

Physical and Mental Healthcare
Student Health Services (SHS)
Student Counseling Services

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Title IX
Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
How to make a report
OEOA Formal Complaint Form
Dean of Students Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Inclusive Community Response Team

ISU Child Care Center

How to Change Gender, Pronouns, Name in ISU System
Map of All Gender Restrooms
LGBTQ+ Student Support Fund
ISU Queer Coalition

Places with Free-Access Resources
ISU Multicultural Center (MCC)
WGSS Student Commons
ISU Share Shop
School Street Food Pantry

Off-Campus Resources:

Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Illinois
Path Crisis Center

Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare
Planned Parenthood - Bloomington Health Center
Central Illinois Friends

NAMI LGBTQ+ Recovery Connection Support Group
Central Il Queer Support Group
Central Illinois Friends
LGBTQA+ ISU Alumni Network
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Bloomington-Normal
Planned Parenthood - Bloomington Health Center
Prairie Pride Coalition
WClub – Bloomington-Normal 
Trans Lifeline
Trevor Project

Acorn Equality Fund

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Neville House Shelter
YWCA Stepping Stones

Meeting Area