Queer and Trans Resource and Advocacy Center

As an extension of Roger Williams University’s Intercultural Center, the QTRAC serves as the central hub for individual students, student clubs, and University organizations that are dedicated to advancing gender equity and undoing heteronormativity on and off campus through programming, support, and co-curricular projects.

Collaborative Institutional Change

The QTRAC is constantly involved in discussions around campus about improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion at Roger Williams University. We partner with many RWU offices to help ensure that queer and trans folks encounter as few barriers to full and authentic participation as possible. This can take the form of advocating for changes to institutional policy, advising administrators about issues that specifically affect LGBTQIA+ folks, and providing resources that directly help queer and trans people. 

Intersectional Campus Wide Training

Central to our advancement of gender equity and undoing heteronormativity is education. The QTRAC takes the lead on providing Safe Zone Training for the RWU community. Students, staff, and faculty learn about topics related to gender identity, sexuality, and allyship during these trainings. Our goal is to provide the necessary skills and knowledge folks need to interact appropriately across differences of gender and sexuality during their daily lives, as well as, advocate for systemic and institutional equity. 

Student Support and Engagement

Directly meeting the unique needs of queer and trans students on campus is a key aspect of the QTRAC's purpose. This support can take the form of our Kinship Collective Mentor program, our signature events, our Queer and Trans Living-Learning Community, and advising our various student groups that promote LGBTQIA+ equity. We strive for each queer and trans student to feel a strong sense of belonging to the RWU community. 

Stay Connected

Follow the QTRAC on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest events and information from our center: @rwu_qtrac

Follow the Intercultural Center on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest events and information from our center: @rwu_interculturalcenter

You can also reach us via email at diversity@rwu.edu