The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is designed to provide support to Bowdoin's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight populations. It is dedicated to educating the campus community about sexuality and gender identity and offers an array of educational brochures.

The RCSGD also works actively with the college administration (including the Deans' Office, the Office of Residential Life, the Admissions Office, the Career Planning Center, the President's Office and the Board of Trustees) to make Bowdoin a more queer-friendly environment.

Coordinating with many other campus groups (such as Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance, the African-American Society, and Bowdoin Women's Association), it sponsors speakers, concerts, and other events on campus, in addition to hosting discussion groups addressing the diverse needs of the Bowdoin community.

The library of queer-related books, movies, and CDs is available to all students, faculty and staff, and the comfortable space at 24 College Street offers a quiet, relaxing and positive atmosphere for all.