The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center aims to provide various campus, local and national resources to connect the LGBTQ+ communities at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg community and beyond. Check out how to get additional support from the links below.

On this page:

LGBTQ+ Resources

Educational Resources


Being An Ally

Coming Out

Creating Safe Spaces in the Classroom


Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault


Local Resources

National Resources

Campus Partners

Campus Policies

Campus Resources

Women’s Resources


For emergencies, crisis situations, or immediate/24 hour assistance, call the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6911. To report an incident of sexual assault, physical assault, or any misconduct (non-emergency), use the College’s online electronic reporting tool: Community Concern Form. The following offices and departments are also available to assist you with any questions or concerns:

Health & Wellness

A variety of free health care products are available on campus:

  • Free menstrual care products and sexual health products are available in the Women's & LGBTQIA+ Resource Center during open hours.
  • As of September 2019, machines with free menstrual care products are available in many campus restroom locations.

A map of gender neutral restrooms on campus is available on the Campus Mobile App.

The Health & Counseling Center offers a variety of services at affordable costs for students on campus, including:

  • Assessment and Treatment of Acute Illness
  • Management of Stable and Chronic Illness
  • STD Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Allergy Injections
  • Contraceptive Services (including emergency contraception)
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition Guidance
  • Weight Management
  • Stress Management
  • Immunizations
  • Women’s/Men’s Well Care
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Pregnancy Testing

Women’s Leadership

Garthwait Leadership Center’s Leadership Certificate program

The Leadership Certificate program is a one year self-developmental process that helps you to connect your co-curricular experiences and reflect upon them through a leadership lens.The Women’s Leadership Track of the Leadership Certificate program offers a unique, skill-based program to teach women students the fundamentals of leadership supported within the Leadership Certificate curriculum through a gender lens. This track emphasizes teaching participants how to recognize and address some of the cultural and structural barriers to women’s leadership, and provides participants with the skills to overcome common issues often faced by women in the workplace.

Eisenhower Institute’s Women in Leadership program

The Women in Leadership program is designed to study the intersection of gender issues and leadership components; and to learn about the evolution of women in politics, athletics, business, media, law, and science. Moreover, Women In Leadership provides an opportunity for undergraduate men and women to work interactively with an experienced practitioner of politics and gain insight into the way Washington, D.C. works.

Additional Women’s Leadership Resources

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
Lean In
10 Tips from Lean In for Graduates


Online Relationship Resources
Self-Evaluation Quiz: Are You In An Abusive Relationship?
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Statistics on Dating and Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Power and Control Wheels

The best way to understand the dynamics of an unhealthy relationship is to refer to the Power and Control Wheel. Think of the wheel as a diagram of the tactics an abusive partner uses to keep a person in the relationship. While the inside of the wheel is comprised of subtle, continual behaviors, the outer ring represents physical, visible violence. These are the abusive acts that are more overt and forceful, and often the intense acts that reinforce the regular use of other subtler methods of abuse.

Power and Control Wheel
Equality Wheel
College Student Power and Control Wheel

Do you recognize any of the warning signs in your own relationship? If so, we recommend that you seek support from any of the listed resources below.

Campus & Community Resources

There are a number of confidential and non-confidential resources available for campus community members who are seeking support.

iLove: A Healthy Relationship Dialogue Group
In iLove, students explore strategies to develop and maintain healthy relationships of any kind. During this one-hour, peer-led discussion, participants will learn how to identify issues of power and control in unhealthy relationships, and will acquire skills to communicate more assertively, resolve conflicts, and problem-solve relationship concerns. All are welcome! Students do not need to be in a romantic or intimate relationship to attend. Check campus events for future dates.