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Queer Peer Services (QPS) has been established in order to:

  • Advocate for the queer community which includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied students, faculty, and staff.
  • Create a safe, diverse, nonjudgmental environment where queer individuals can feel comfortable being themselves.
  • Educate the campus community about queer issues, including the deconstruction of stereotypes, as to invoke a sense of empathy in those who do not identify as queer.
  • Act as a liaison between the students and the administration on issues of diversity and bias-related incidents.
  • Facilitate a support group for queer individuals struggling with any issues they may face as a result of their personal identity.
  • Encourage dialogue between diverse peoples as to foster a more deeply-connected community.
  • Inspire within individuals a sense of both personal pride and political passion that students will be able to carry with them in all future endeavors.

Contact Information

The Women’s Center (C-220)
Phone: (201) 684-7468

Mailing Address

Queer Peer Services
The Women’s Center (C-220)

Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

The Queer Peer Services Coordinator also works closely with Ramapo Pride, a gay-straight alliance club that advocates for a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) students and their straight allies. Ramapo Pride meets weekly to discuss issues related to the LGBTIQQ community and organize social, educational, and activist programs for the campus at large.

For more information contact:

Meeting Times:

Very Empowering Nighttime Talk (VENT)
Discussion facilitated by the Queer Peer Services Coordinator
(Tuesdays 9:30 p.m.)
Women’s Center (C-220)

Ramapo Pride (Queer Straight Alliance)
Mondays at 1 p.m.