The LGBTQ Center offers a number of ways for students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members to get involved. Review the following options and fill out the interest form below, or contact us to find out what might be right for you.
LGBTQ Center Student Ambassadors
Ambassadors brainstorm with Center staff to come up with awareness strategies and social events around visibility days, help to design promotional and educational material, and help people feel welcome at center programs and events. Ambassadors typically meet every other week during Fall and Spring semesters. Contact us or join the Center Ambassadors GroupMe to get involved.
LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series
(Formerly Graduate Speaker Series) LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series is a program of QGAPS (Queer Graduate and Professional Students), a collaboration between the LGBTQ Center and the Graduate School's Program for Diversity & Student Success, with the goal to share the work of graduate & professional students, faculty, and local researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
If you are conducting LGBTQ-related research and are interested in presenting, submit the speaker interest form.
Advocacy Awards Committee
Committee members will review nomination forms and select the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award recipients (one graduate/professional student winner and one undergraduate student winner) based on preset criteria. Awards will be presented to one graduating undergraduate and one graduating graduate/professional student.
Visit the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards page for more information and to apply.
Safe Zone Facilitators
Interested in learning to facilitate Safe Zone Trainings? Our Safe Zone program would not be possible without volunteers. The demand for Safe Zone is continuously increasing and we need more facilitators to keep the program growing.
- Complete Safe Zone: Standard or Safe Zone: Health Care training
- Complete at least one Continuing Education training
- Available for one four-hour facilitator training
- Available for multiple four-hour observation and co-facilitation sessions before being approved to facilitate alone
Contact our office for details if you meet these parameters.
Involvement Interest Form
If you have an event suggestion, are interested in partnering with the center, or have another idea you would like to see realized, please use the form below to submit your request. Gathering interest data helps the center continue to create, plan, and connect with our community in ways that are timely and relevant.