From the beginning of the fall semester, we will be providing our services both online and in person. Only Waseda University students, guardians, faculty, staff and other affiliated members can use these services after making an appointment. Please check the rules and regulations regarding the center and the university campus.
Hours of operation (phone / email)
Appointments: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. ~ 5:15 p.m.
In-person opening hours
10:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m. (From Tuesday to Fridays)
Rules for entering campus and the center
Before entering the campus, please read the announcement from university. In our center, we have those rules.
・If you have a fever or doubts about your state of health, please refrain from entering the campus.
・Please disinfect your hands and wear a mask upon entering the center.
・Please keep your physical distance at about two meters.
・After returning from abroad, please self-quarantine for 14 days at home, starting the next day.
・The University needs to implement preventive measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus following instructions from public health centers based on the Infectious Diseases Control Law when its members are diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease. When a student is diagnosed with the virus, please follow the guidelines below in a prompt manner. (PDF)
・Health check and pre-registration of major destinations using the application form on MyWaseda. Make sure to fill out the pre-registration form which can be found on MyWaseda to notify us on where you plan to go within campus before entry. Please write “Building 10” in the blanks of your destination. If you have any worries or troubles in applying this form, please contact us (gswaseda#list.waseda.jp ＃→@).
(a) Individual Counseling
Feel free to ask the faculties and staff about anything related to gender and sexual orientation diversity. Currently for students only.
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. Please select your preferred counseling style (face-to-face, online or Email).
(b) Chat Space & Reading Space
You can visit the Gender & Sexuality center if you make an appointment. As a general rule, only one person will be allowed to visit during the time of the appointment. However, we will remain flexible depending on your needs (We will prioritize our in-person counseling schedule). Please note that we may not be able to respond to your needs as quickly because we have reduced the number of staff working on site to reduce the risks of infection. (The staff on site is a Japanese speaker)
You can register your appointment through this form (Japanese) or send us an email at “gswaseda#list.waseda.jp （＃→@)”, indicating (a) the area you would like to use (chat space or reading space) and (b) your preferred date and the time (list up to three preferences).
(c) Online Events (English-Meet-up)
We are not planning any English events during the summer break. Our regular English events will resume with the beginning of the fall semester.
For Non-University Affiliates
Non-affiliated persons are not allowed to use/ stay in our center. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through this form (Japanese).