The mission of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center is to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming campus climate that fosters academic success and personal growth for students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexualities through education, advocacy, and support.
The vision of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh LGBTQ+ Resource Center is to create an innovative and fully equitable community of all genders and sexualities that is free of discrimination and strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change.
Equity: We promote equity for all queer individuals, recognizing that to do so we must honor and affirm all personal identities which intersect and impact LGBTQ+ lived experiences in the world. In embracing equity, we seek to eradicate the powers that oppress, marginalize, make invisible, disenfranchise, harass, bully, intimidate, harm, abuse, and/or discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.
Community: We nurture and develop a safe, vital, healthy, and evolving community for all LGBTQ+ individuals, founded on integrity and collaboration while recognizing and valuing differences and seeking partnerships with our allies.
Inclusion: We embrace the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ experiences, viewpoints, and contributions, celebrating the different nuances and cultural diversity created in the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, ethnicity, religion, class, veteran status, ability, nationality, and all other identity categories.
Leadership: We empower innovative leaders who both inspire and are inspired by others as they work together to transform the world in a climate of respect and celebration for all LGBTQ+ individuals.
Learning: We foster commitment to the life-long learning of LGBTQ+ experiences, thoughts, theories, cultures, and histories for all members of the UW Oshkosh community.
Respect: We celebrate the value of individuals of all sexualities and genders and we welcome a wide range of opinions and ideas that are grounded in human dignity.