About Us

Who We Are

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office serving students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexualities on the Auraria Campus. We are a resource for those seeking information and/or support related to gender identity, sexual orientation, romantic orientation, and/or similar experiences. We are a community for all.

Since its founding in 1992 as Colorado’s first campus LGBTQ+ support organization, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center has fostered acceptance, understanding, and personal growth through community education, engagement, and support services.

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is located in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 213. Our business hours are Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During these times visitors can browse the more than 2,000 books and videos in our library, ask about training programs, seek additional resources or just relax in our social space.

Our dedicated staff includes the director, Tyrell Allen, assistant director, Bleu Vargas, and our student staff members. Input and involvement from the entire campus community is welcomed.



Our center offers the following services:

  • Community

Our center hosts multiple events throughout the semester including but not limited to

    • QTPOC (queer and transgender people of color) specific events
    • LGBTQ+ identity-based events
    • Lavender graduation

and more! To learn about our upcoming events, please check out our Instagram at @lgbtq_SRC_auraria

Our social space is also available throughout the week for anyone to study, meet fellow students, find community, and develop a sense of belonging on campus.

  • Advocacy

We assist students with difficult situations like discrimination and harassment and help students navigate campus support services. We advise students on topics including coming out, sexual health, relationships, social justice and combating homo/transphobia.


  • Education

Our office hosts identity-based events, discussions, and trainings/workshops for campus departments, campus organizations, and classrooms. We also provide information on campus and community resources related to sexual health, suicide and violence prevention, therapy, addiction recovery, and civil rights.

We also welcome you to browse our library of more than 2000 books and videos for additional information on a variety of topics.


Our Space

Our social space is available during office hours to students from all three institutions on campus to relax, study, and socialize with peers in an LGBTQ space. In addition to our couches, we have a refrigerator and microwave available for guest use throughout the day! Feel free to come by and take a break from the fast pace of campus life. Please make sure to review the social space agreements that help us create an affirming and positive space for everybody in it.

Our Mission

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional student fee-funded department that strives to improve the campus climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer students. We do this by fostering acceptance and understanding through educating the campus community about issues related to this population and developing programming that unites diverse communities of people. Additionally, we provide support services and growth opportunities for LGBTQ students to realize their fullest potential.



Our library contains 2,000+ books and DVDs covering LGBTQ topics, ranging from fictional novels and poetry to biographies and reference material that can be checked out and read at your leisure! If you’d like to take a look at our collection more easily or search for a particular topic, click here to view our catalog online.



We make over 2000 buttons every semester displaying various pride flags, pronouns, LGBTQ themes, activists, and other miscellaneous designs. We always have plenty in the backspace of our office and at any events where we are tabling, so don’t be afraid to stop by and grab a few!


Campus Pride Index

Campus Pride Index

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Our History

Connect with Us

Tyrell Allen

Tyrell Allen


Tyrell Allen (pronouns: she/her) is a Fat Black Femme, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Tyrell loves R&B music, sci-fi/fantasy tv shows, poetry, and spending time with loved ones as much as possible. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.

Contact the LGBTQ Student Resource Center

We are located in Tivoli 213

We have returned to the office! Our social space is open and we are also available during our remote hours by email or appointment.


Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


9:00 am-4:00 pm

Appointments can be made by emailing Tyrell at [email protected].



[email protected]

Mailing Address:

LGBTQ Student Resource Center
Campus Box 74
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217