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Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a welcoming place for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. LGBTQIA+’ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, Asexual (or Ally), Plus the many variations of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We are committed to creating a positive climate for LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups by raising awareness and fostering an environment that promotes acceptance, support, and respect for all members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. We are dedicated to responding to incidents of discrimination and harassment so that all members of this community feel safe here at our college. For more information on these terms, please check out our Terminology.

As outlined in the Vision Statement, Anoka-Ramsey Community College embraces diversity within and beyond the college and responds to the needs of its local community, nation, and world.

Student Organizations

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Queer-Trans Union (QTU) are student organizations designed to create safe spaces for students to meet, discuss sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and combat transphobia and homophobia. These spaces provide support, foster community, and can spark social change!

Cambridge Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA):
Advisor: Elise Kazmerzak
Please contact the advisor for current meeting information.

Coon Rapids Queer-Trans Union (QTU):
Advisor: Angela Vena
Please contact the advisor for current meeting information.

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