Support at the Center
- The Center staff will respond and provide answers to questions concerning gender/sexuality issues, to the best of their abilities.
- The Center staff will listen to problems, worries, and feelings of discomfort that students may have and respond to the best of their abilities. (The privacy of the students will be protected.)
The Center also welcomes requests for information and for introductions to other organizations that specialize in gender/sexuality issues.
The Center will hold study groups on gender/sexuality topics and tea-time gatherings to discuss various issues. It will also organize collaborative events with student societies and other organizations on campus. Please check our homepage for details. We look forward to seeing you at the Center.
We have abundant books related to gender and sexuality in order to raise the university’s awareness regarding sexual minorities. We also have comics. You are welcome to drop by just to read them. The book list will be constantly updated.
The Gender and Sexuality Center is a space that was established to allow students to learn, consult, or acquire information about gender and sexuality.
Talk about your concerns/problems
If you have questions regarding gender and sexuality, please feel free to ask our staffs.
Check our social media for temporary closure
Our Center will occasionally close temporarily for meetings, etc. Please check our Twitter account to find out what time the Center will be open.
Use it for your clubs/circles and meetings
If you book it in advance, you can use the Center as a group if your group is related to Gender and Sexuality.
We have an array of books/magazines/DVDs and free computers
We would like to ask you to use the aforementioned items within the Center. If you would like to borrow the books or would like to watch the DVDs, please inform a nearby staff. You will not be permitted to borrow the magazines.
Feel free to ask the faculties and staffs anything related to gender and sexual orientation diversity. Currently for students only service.
Use it as a safe space/home ground
Please feel free to use the community space. You can chat, eat, study, or do anything else. Please keep in mind that there are others who are using the space, too.
Participating in events
The Gender and Sexuality Center will hold study groups on gender/sexuality topics and tea-time gatherings to discuss various issues. It will also organize collaborative events with student societies and other organizations on campus. Please check our homepage, white board and social media for details.
Using the center as a group (TBD)
You may use the center as a group, e.g. your club/circle/workshop/seminar. Please consult with faculties beforehand since we have limited space.
You can watch the DVD on our computers. You can borrow up to 3 books at a time, for maximum 1 week. You are not allowed to borrow our DVDs and magazines.
You can use our PCs to watch DVDs or research things. Please keep in mind that our staffs will be using it, too.
We have a microwave, a refrigerator, a pot, dishes, towels, tea bags and other things in our kitchen that you can use for free. Help yourself, but make sure you keep it clean after you use them.
There is a specialized staff member who can speak English (at the everyday conversation level) at GS center, but depending on the content of the counseling, this might become difficult to respond due to the lack of English proficiency of the staff. Please apply for counseling using the form below. Depending on the content, we will decide whether we will offer (1) counseling in person (2) counseling via email.