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Fall 1999: Students from various groups on campus identified a need for a safe space with support services for LGBTQQIA and allied students.
November 2000: Student Involvement identified money from their budget that could go toward the center and helped to identify a temporary space in the Women's Center.
March 14, 2001: The Student Fee's Committee unanimously passed the Student Involvement's proposed budget for the Queer Resource Center!
May 2001: The budget was approved by the President of OSU and the Queer Resource Center was born.
Winter 2004: The Queer Resource Center had expanded rapidly over the first years of operation. It was then a need was identified for our own permanent, larger location on campus. A budget was created and approved by the ASOSU Senate.
Spring 2004: The Advisory Board discussed a concern they had for the Queer Resource Center. Students, staff, and faculty had all voiced their opinions around renaming the Queer Resource Center. The Advisory Board came up with the name of "The Pride Center." The new name was chosen to reflect a positive light on all members of our community, particularly being more inclusive and mindful of our allies.
To read a history of queer activism pertaining to Oregon State University and Corvallis, click here to be redirected to an article hosted on OutHistory.org. Special thanks to Thomas Kraemer, who authored and submitted this material.