The LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center exists on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The acronym LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. The mission of this agency is to provide support for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students on campus, as well as allies of the community. Currently the Resource Center is operating out of renovated closet space in Conklin Hall. It is a very recent addition to Rutgers Newark. The office opened its doors in the fall of 2011, meaning it has only existed for two years (M. Greathouse, personal communication, September 10, 2013). Because it is such a new endeavor, there have been no changes in location, expansions, or modifications to the agency mission since its conception.
Classification of Agency and Finding Sources
The Center would be classified as a public agency. Its primary funding is received from Rutgers University. The funding for Rutgers University comes from a number of sources.
Because the funding for the LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center comes from Rutgers, services are provided solely to Rutgers undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Clients are provided assistance as long as they are enrolled at or employed by Rutgers University. The client issues that are focal are those that affect clients immediately. Some of these include roommate conflicts that make the client overtly uncomfortable or put them in danger, substance abuse, suicidal ideations, and breakdowns. Many of these issues occur around the same times of the year: midterms and finals. Issues that are given less priority are those that are not as time sensitive, such as t...
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