Purpose of the Jeannette Marks Cultural Center
The Jeannette Marks Center, commonly known as "the Marks House", serves the MHC community identifying as sexual and gender minorities as well as their allies.
The History of the Jeannette Marks Center
Cultural space for non-heterosexual students became a reality in 1999 with the opening of the Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Community Center on 5 Faculty Lane, across from Dickinson. After working with members of the administration, students were granted space, and they selected 5 Faculty Lane from several available buildings. Renovations to the house, including changes to make it wheelchair-accessible and conversion of the garage into a multi-purpose meeting area, were completed over the summer. In total, the trustees allocated S60,000 for the creation of this space, including $15,000 for the purchase of furniture.
The Jeannette Marks Cultural Center is located at 5 Faculty Lane East, across from Dickinson Hall.