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Office Information

The Women & LGBT Center is temporarily located in Suite 207 (former Commuter Lounge) on the second floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Reservations are available for meeting space during these hours.
Call 214-768-4792 or fax 214-768-3475 to schedule. 



Physical Address:
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite 207
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750172
Dallas, TX 75275-0172

Map to the Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Map to the SMU Campus
Map of Inclusive Bathrooms
Map of Changing tables and Lactation Stations 

Our Staff

 Dr. Sidney Gardner standing with hands in pockets on stage at Women's Symposium

Dr. Sidney R. Gardner, Director, Women and LGBT Center

Dr. Sidney Gardner comes to Southern Methodist University from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. In her role at Montclair State, she served as the Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity which was comprised of the Women’s Center, the Center for Faith and Spirituality, the LGBTQ Center, and the Multicultural Center. She also served as the chair for the Bias Education Response Taskforce, and served on the campus CARE Team.

Prior to her time at Montclair State, she served as the Program Coordinator for the GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M University from 2012-2015. She also served as the Multicultural Coordinator for LGBT and Women’s Services at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN from 2006-2012. She developed her passion for this work as a graduate assistant and only paid staff member running the LGBT Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

She earned her A.A. degree from Cottey College, her B.A. in English at Texas Woman’s University, and her M.S. degree in Women’s Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN.