The Women’s Resource Center seeks to foster a supportive environment for all students, faculty, and staff who identify as members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.

We are proud to be part of various LGBTQ+ resources, committees, councils, and initiatives both at BMCC and in CUNY. We actively participate in Pride Month and provide year round educational programs and events relating to LGBTQ+ identities for the general community, as well as programs and services for folks who identify within the community. For more details check out our list of Programs and Events or view our calendar to see what is coming up.

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone Program, overseen by Student Affairs is BMCC’s LGBTQ+ advocacy group and program through which faculty and staff are trained as allies. The WRC is part of this group and assists with the Safe Zone training which trains allies to listen, empathize and advocate for the awareness of LGBTQ+ students. The program was developed as a direct response to the violence and discrimination faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community both on and off campus.

Preferred name and/or preferred gender identity

Employees and students can select their preferred name (first and/or middle) as well as preferred gender identity. No documentation is needed to update a preferred name or preferred gender identity. You can also request a new BMCC ID card and/or email address reflecting the updated information.

  • Students should contact the Information Desk (Panther Station) at (212) 220-7230 or Student Affairs at (212) 220-8130
  • Employees should contact Human Resources (212) 220-8300.

Restrooms and locker rooms

In compliance with the law and CUNY policy, discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression is prohibited. Individuals have the right to use the bathroom or locker room consistent with their gender identity. Gender identity is fluid and is defined by the individual.

Single occupancy/gender neutral bathroom facilities are also available on 3 South, 4 North and the lower level of Theater 1 in the Chambers Street building, and on the 3rd floor of the Murray Street building. Everyone is welcome to use these facilities.

LGBTQ resource site

Learn more about LGBTQ+ Resources and Services including Safe Zone trainings, restroom policies, NYC LGBTQ+ Centers, Pride Month, and much more.

Women's Resource Center

199 Chambers Street, Room S-340
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8165

Office Hours:
9 a.m.–5 p.m