The LGBT Center supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students and employees by providing community-building, education, events, and initiatives. Its mission is helping individuals explore their many identities, including a/sexuality, a/gender, race, ability, religion, and class. At the same time, the LGBT Center serves the entire campus community through training, consultation, and advocacy.
The initial development of LGBT student services on campus dates to 1989, when the offices of the Dean of the Chapel and the Dean of Student Life began hiring graduate students to help organize LGBT student activities. In 2001, this internship evolved into a full-time professional position organized under the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. Over the years, many students and staff recognized the need for a dedicated LGBT center at Princeton and worked hard to make this dream a reality. In the summer of 2005, the LGBT Student Services office evolved into the LGBT Center, which opened in the Frist Campus Center in fall 2006.