The Queer Resource Center is moving. Previously in the Student Organization Workspace in the RMC basement, it will be in the Rice Memorial Center, accessible from both the Ray Courtyard and Sammy’s.
Co-President Meredith Glaubach, a Jones College senior, said the QRC welcomed the move.
“Honestly, we were just really lucky,” Glaubach said. “The RMC reached out and offered it to us unexpectedly. We've wanted to be on the first floor of the RMC and in a visible non-closet space since we applied for our original funding.”
According to Glaubach, visibility is a main benefit of the new location.
“This space is relatively central, so hopefully people will see the new space and come hang out,” Glaubach said. “We’d love for the QRC to become more of a community space.”
Glaubach also noted the importance of the QRC for all Rice students, something its move may help to show.
“Even if someone doesn't need or want the services we offer, I think a big part of being a resource is being known and available if someone does need something,” Glaubach said. “Hopefully, this move will really put us on the map.”
McMurtry College senior Seth Berggren, the QRC's office space manager, said the move will benefit the organization beyond visibility.
“Having more space will allow us to do more programming in our office,” Berggren said. “Increased square footage will also create a queer-centric place on campus. This is something we can’t really do in our current office.”
This article has been edited to state that Seth Berggren is the space manager. A previous version incorrectly stated that Berggren is QRC co-president.