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The AACC Rainbow Network (ARN) is a community of administrators, faculty and staff who advocate actively for LGBTQ+ equity and oppose homophobia on campus. All members of the network complete a training session. The ARN training sessions help members learn about LGBTQ+ identity, homophobia and heterosexism. It provides strategies for supporting LGBTQ+ members of the campus community and for connecting with others who are committed to this cause. Upon completing the session, members receive an AACC Rainbow Network door sign that lets students and other members of the AACC community know that their office is a safe place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Members also receive a packet of LGBTQ+ resources and other information.

Get Involved

Want to help make a change or offer support to an LGBTQ+ student? Then join the Rainbow Network. You will receive training and resources.

For information, contact ARN Coordinator Lynne Edwards at

Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS)

Take classes that examine the role gender and sexuality have in the way we see ourselves, others and the world around us. 

Learn more about this major

It Gets Better

Get inspired! Watch videos featuring students, staff and faculty.

We are looking for others who are willing to share how it gets better at AACC. Contact the ARN Coordinator at for information.

GSA Annual Scholarship

Preparing students to succeed in an increasingly competitive and global economy is a top priority at AACC. It starts by providing students with the financial resources they need. With your help, the AACC Foundation Inc. helps make higher education accessible and affordable for all motivated students.

The GSA Scholarship will assist someone who is a part and/or supportive of the LGBTQ+ community to continue their education.

In order to apply, students must meet these criteria:

  • Be an active member of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Club.
  • Seek any degree or certificate at AACC.
  • Attend AACC as a full- or part-time student.
  • Be a Maryland resident.
  • Be in good academic standing per the AACC catalog.

Learn more about scholarships.


We’re happy to help.

Rainbow Network

Lynne Edwards

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