Student Resources

Queer Resource Room (The Rainbow Room)

Rhodes Queer Resource Room (affectionately called the Rainbow Room) is located on the 3rd floor of Burrow Hall and is open 24/7 with fob access.

Student Counseling Center

The Rhodes Student Counseling Center holds a commitment to working toward a more inclusive campus climate at the center of all they do. They provide both on-campus services and telehealth services that are available 24/7.

Safe Zones

Safe Zones serve as a source of support and information for LGBTQ students, free of judgment and hostility. They display the Safe Zone logo to indicate that they have completed Safe Zone training and have signed a contract expressing their commitment to Safe Zone policies and procedures. Safe Zones are also expected to challenge assumptions and prejudices related to sexual orientation and gender and to address heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner.

Bias Education Response System (BERS)

Use this tool to anonymously report instances of bias-related incidents and microagressive behaviors in the classroom, a residence hall, or anywhere else on campus. 

Sex/Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Policy

This policy addresses all forms of sexual misconduct and gender-based harassment, and covers community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.  This policy has been developed to reaffirm Rhodes College’s institutional values, define campus community expectations, and to provide for prompt, fair and equitable procedures for determining whether this policy has been violated.

LGBTQ+ Working Group

The LGBTQ+ Working Group operates as the umbrella LGBTQ+ organization on campus and is committed to its mission of continuous assessment of the college’s LGBTQ+ policies and environment to ensure that Rhodes College offers the broadest possible inclusivity, in keeping with its values and vision.

Additional On-Campus Resources

A list of on-campus resources available to LGBTQ+ students, some of whom are confidential.

Off-Campus Resources

  • OutMemphis and their partners
  • Choices which provides comprehensive, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health services to everyone, including the LGBTIQ+ community
  • Love Doesn’t Hurt
  • Memphis Police LGBTQ Liaison: 901-831-0821
  • Shelby County Sheriff LGBTQ Liaison: 901-395-9198
  • MPD Crisis Prevention Team: 901-545-2677
  • TEP Equality Project Community Group: 615-212-3947

CenterLink LGBT

Traveling in the US? Use this page to map your trip, knowing where the nearest LGBTQ center is to your destination. CenterLink develops strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and builds a thriving center network that creates healthy, vibrant communities. CenterLink envisions communities where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have access to flourishing LGBT community centers that advance their safety, equality and well-being