Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Location: 25 W. Home St, Rooms 159-160 (enter from Cochran Alley)
Hours (drop in):
Monday – Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Wednesday (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Thursday – Saturday (9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)

How We Can Help

We provide trained peer advocates & peer resources. At the WGSRC, you will find safe, anonymous, confidential, knowledgeable support if you are a survivor of sexual violence; questioning your gender, sexuality, sex, or relationships; or experiencing depression, anxiety, or psychological/emotional distress.

We staff a 24-hour Helpline. Call at 614-823-1028 and a peer advocate will either answer or return your call immediately.

We offer open drop-in hours every semester. To be there. For whatever the community needs.

We stock free sex supplies. Stop by the Center during drop-in hours for free condoms and dental dams.

We open our space.  The WGSRC provides a welcoming, comfortable meeting space for affiliated groups and our own events.

LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund

The LGBTQIA+ Emergency Fund exists to enable our LGBTQIA+ students to navigate difficulties that compromise their academic, personal, and professional lives. Available on a discretionary basis, the fund provides emergency relief for lgbtqia+ students who need housing and food; financial help with books or academic supplies; or other safety, wellness, or academic necessities.Please see the application for further information about the Fund.

Completed applications should be returned to Suzanne Ashworth (sashworth@otterbein.edu) and/or Tammy Birk (tbirk@otterbein.edu).

Download the LGBTQIA+ Student Emergency Fund Application (login required)

Note: If you are approved for monies, they will be direct deposited into your bank account.  If you do not have direct deposit already in place at Otterbein, please fill out the Direct Deposit form (login required) as well and attach it with your application.

Contact Us

Faculty Coordinator: Prof. Suzanne Ashworth (sashworth@otterbein.edu)


Campus Partners

Affiliated Organizations

kate – Otterbein’s feminist and lgbtq zine.

FreeZone – Community, events, and advocacy for lgbtqia+ students and their allies.

Tri Iota – Otterbein’s Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies honorary organization.