Education

Education

The Center's tagline "Educating for Equality" is central to our programming. The Center provides various educational programs on LGBTQ topics to the University campus and surrounding communities.

The Safe Zone program is designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ campus community. The trainings provide information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 

Center staff have decades of experience educating on topics related to identity development, LGBTIQA+ youth, cultural competence, and more. We also create and tailor workshops and presentations to best address the topics and objectives of the hosting instructor, department, or organization.

(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 professionals conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

These modules are centered on the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Trans*, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirit, and Same Gender Loving communities, though the information is applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Since the experiences of people who identify with these terms are not monolithic, throughout the module you may find that on some pages, the acronyms LGBTQ, LGBTIQ or, LGB may be used at different times. The language in these modules also intentionally uses gender nonspecific pronouns (they/them, his/her/hir or she/he/ze).