SDS core courses are taught by instructors from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Students also get to choose from a wide array of courses taught by faculty members across more than twenty disciplines and programs.

Academic direction is provided for the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies and its undergraduate program by an SDS Steering Committee, made up of faculty members and students. It has sub-committees for curricular matters, student awards, schooling issues, the Sexual Representation Collection, the Lynch grant, and special events.

The SDS Advisory Board is a community-based source of support for the Centre.