Between 1970 and today, there have been many milestones that marked our progression into the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.
Gay Liberation Front formed as NIU’s first student organization supporting LGBT persons.
With recommendations from NIU’s Women’s Programming Committee, Provost Wendell Harris created University Resources for Women located in Swen Parson Hall.
During fall 1980, a task force proposed to then President William Monat a concept for an advisory group on issues important to women that would become the NIU Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).
Board of Regents established the Office of University Resources for Women and moved to the Wirtz House. The location is now known as Martin Luther King Commons.
Office of University Resources for Women moved to 105 Normal Road.
NIU’s Gay Liberation Front submitted proposal to then President John LaTourette requesting a Presidential Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Concerns.
NIU established The Task Force on Discrimination Based on Sexual orientation.
Campus climate survey by The Task Force on Discrimination Based on Sexual orientation led to opening of NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center.
Office of University Resources for Women became Women’s Resource Center.
Women’s Resource Center celebrated its 30th anniversary with a new logo and campus/community-wide book donation project.
Photo project celebrated 10th anniversary of LGBT Resource Center.
Women’s Resource Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center merge into the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.