Welcome to the Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges

The Queer Resource Center is a 7 College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied communities at the Claremont Colleges; Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College.

QRC hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The QRC has something for everyone

Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual, or as an ally, the QRC has something to offer you! Our space houses a great collection of over 1,200 LGBTQIA-related books and movies, which can be checked out for free and used as textbooks for classes or research material for papers. The QRC's student staff members work hard every semester to hold a number of fantastic programs in addition to co-sponsoring many other events with various organizations.

Our lounge and lobby (aka rainbow ski lodge) can be used for organizational meetings, doing homework and studying, or simply hanging out with good friends in a safer and more welcoming space. The lounge also includes two computers for 7Cs student use. Come on by to write a paper, do research, check your email, or what have you, all in the relaxed and welcoming environment of The QRC!

In addition to the student staff members from the 5Cs and a graduate assistant from Claremont Graduate University, the QRC Director and Program Coordinator are both available for drop-in hours. If you are dealing with issues of sexual orientation or gender identity, coming out, research, or just to say hi — their doors are open!


As identities and needs of sexual and gender minoritized communities are constantly changing, it is important to stay updated and always learning. Learn More


Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration that recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of LGBTQIA graduating seniors and graduate students. Learn More


QQAMP is a confidential peer mentor program open to all students that is a great way to get involved in queer life at the 7Cs, find support, and build community. Learn More