The collection spans 35 years of activism for women's rights at the CSUC campus. Established in 1971 as the Women's Center, GSEC's initial mission was to operate as a student-organized empowerment organization to support women in higher education, administered by Associated Students at CSUC. In 2011, the Women's Center expanded in an effort to further promote the human rights and equal representation of marginalized students on Chico State's campus, transforming the organization to the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC). During this time GSEC established three programs to accomplish their goals: the Women's Program, the Queer Program, and the Trans program. All programs apply Intersectional Feminist theory to their organizing efforts. The Women's Program centers diverse women's experiences, offering educational opportunities and programming to promote the personal, education, and professional growth of all women. The Queer Program centers LGBTQ+ people, seeking to cultivate community for people affected by heterosexism, promoting accessible affirming and empowering space for sexually and romantically diverse people. The Trans Program centers transgender and gender diverse people, challenging institutional and interpersonal oppression perpetuated by cissexism and transphobia, aiming to foster accessibility, community building, and empowerment for the transgender students. GSEC staff brought these materials to the University Archives when the student- activist organization was shifted from the Associated Students to the Multicultural and Gender Studies Department in spring 2018. As a result of that transition, GSEC changed the organization’s title to the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition.