Harper College

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Harper College is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students and employees who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. 


Provides a safe, supportive, comfortable and educational atmosphere in which students can discover what it means to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning or allied and how the LGBTQIA+ community is received by society.

Club Advisor:

Andrew Anastasia aanastas@harpercollege.edu

Anita Vaughan va07654@harpercollege.edu

Sara Lucas slucas@harpercollege.edu

Lidia Meneses Palma lmeneses@harpercollege.edu

LGBQTIA and Allies welcome.

Staff, Administrators, and Faculty for Equality at Harper College

Mission Statement

SAFE @ Harper works to provide leadership on aspects of College life from an LGBTQIA+ employee perspective and to help create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for full participation in teaching and service by all employees, regardless of employee group, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For more information, contact SAFE@harpercollege.edu 

SAFE Zone Training aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQIA+ peers, family members, friends, coworkers and for themselves

For more information, contact SAFE@harpercollege.edu 

Harper College is offering workshops to engage colleagues in conversations around concepts such as inclusive/exclusive behaviors, bias, privilege, and unintended impacts of our communication styles, to name a few. 

Part 1 is the introductory session which is required to attend the Part 2 session (4 hours)
Part 2 teaches specific skills to develop inclusive behavior (3 hours)

Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2 which totals 7 hours of diversity and inclusion training.

Please join your colleagues in creating a campus climate that recognizes differences and respects all members of our community. Space is limited so save your seat today.

For more information, contact Diversity and Inclusion, 847-925-6767, W329  at ofcdiversityinclusion@harpercollege.edu

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F. R. Part 106 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. In compliance with Title IX, William Rainey Harper College prohibits sex discrimination, inclusive of sexual harassment and sexual assault, towards any person regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity.

Report Sexual Misconduct/Harassment or a Title IX Violation


Harper College offers restrooms that are accessible by all genders in the following locations:

  •     Building C: C110 and C229
  •     Building H: H131
  •     Building P: P136B and P219B
  •     Building D: D147 and D247
  •     Building F: F167 and F254
  •     Building M: M1103RR and M2303RR

Campus Recreation

Health and Recreation Center

Building M1106

1200 West Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067



Kenneth Young Center 

650 E. Algonquin Rd, Suite 104

Schaumburg, IL 60173



Youth Outlook

Countryside Unitarian Church

1025 N Smith St.

Palatine, IL 60067


CPYD Communities For Positive Youth Development 






Last Updated: 12/14/23