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LGBTIQ and Ally Programs & Services
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Below is a list of DU campus resources and organizations in addition to CME's LGBTIQA & Social Justice Initiatives. We welcome your suggestions (contact us) on what additional information we can provide now, and in the expanded/ improved site!
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Beyond the inclusion expected of all DU offices in their services and programs, we are working with a number of offices to help improve their outreach and service provision with specific attention to the unique needs of LGBTIQ communities.
In the meanwhile, the following programs and services currently have posted explicitly inclusive information:
If you would like to work with our staff to develop and provide an LGBTIQA-specific web gateway and/or services through your office or organization, please contact us.
The DU-related organizations and working groups below are listed alphabetically.
In addition to and/or instead of their own website, many organizations have an email listserv through which members stay connected and informed. For groups marked with an asterisk (*), visit our Communication webpage for details on their email networks.
Where other contact details are not stated, or to suggest an additional LGBTIQA-serving campus organization, please contact our office for additional information.
We are working with DU Alumni Relations to organize an informal network of LGBTIQA alumns to stay connected with one another and current Pioneers. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being kept informed (no obligation), contact us with your name, email, degree/program and dates attended.
Alumns are invited to complete a brief, confidential survey about your interests and staying connected!
Graduate Student Network (all-campus) NEW!
Our office is helping form an LGBTIQ&Ally network for graduate students across DU, as an additional support and social outlet for student in schools with their own organizations, AND especially for those in programs without formal LGBTIQA orgs. Focusing on connecting this community as we begin, contact Amy at our office to be kept informed.
Jewish Rainbow Alliance
This student organization is based at the DU Hillel center. Both Jews and non-Jews, LGBT individuals and allies, are welcome. No matter where you fall on either spectrum, we have something to offer you. Monthly activities range from movie and coffee night to speed dating to LGBT-oriented celebrations of the Jewish holidays. Contact Rachel Pinsker.
Korbel School LGBTIQA student organization NEW!
A group for students at the Korbel School is forming. To be connected to the student leaders and learn more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out4Biz (Daniels College students)
Out for Business is an educational and professional forum designed to further the interests of Daniels College of students who identify themselves as GLBT. Out for Business members comprise an important social network and represent the GLBT community to the college. The group is especially interested in connecting with Daniels' alumni and friends.
OUTlaws (Sturm College of Law student association)
A group of law students committed to legal and social education and change, open to all members of the University community, regardless of orientation or identity. Outlaws organizes educational programs on topics such as the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, hate crimes and same-sex custody issues. In addition, the group hosts social events to give students the opportunity to network with members of Colorado's Gay and Lesbian Bar Association. For more information see our website or email email@example.com.
*DU Queer and Ally Commission (QAC)
The Commission represents the culmination of efforts from across campus and a commitment to ensure that DU is a place where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expression are represented and included. Open to everyone, the Commission hosts the annual LGBTIQ and Allies Celebration Gala and supports the Queer & Ally Training (nee SafeZone) program, among other efforts. Contact our office for more information.
Queer Equity Alliance (QEA) (GSSW students)
QEA seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for all GLBTIQ students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Graduate School of Social Work; heterosexual allies; and those of any additional status or orientation. Activities include outreach, education and work with other organizations. QEA also addresses educational, political and social needs, provides advocacy for the GLBTQIA community and works toward dismantling oppression in all its forms. For student leader current contact information, contact Karen Bensen, GSSW Director of Student Services.
*Queer Faculty Association (QFA)
QFA supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking. QFA works to connect queer faculty across the university and insure that DU is an affirming space for all queer students, staff, and faculty. Currently, QFA meets once a month and the focus of meetings varies from discussing issues related to teaching challenges facing queer faculty; sharing queer studies research; holding social potlucks; and developing queer-friendly policies for tenure and promotion. QFA also values and supports the work of queer allies and queer staff on campus and at various times plans meetings or events to connect with them. For more information, contact Professor Nancy Wadsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)
QSA is the umbrella undergraduate organization for those identifying as LGBTIQ and their Allies. The group meets biweekly, to share experiences, plan events (such as National Coming Out Day, Day of Silence, etc). For schedule, see the Calendar page. For more info, email email@example.com, or connect on Facebook.
*Queer University Employees (QUE)
A professional organization for LGBTIQA DU employees who join together to promote a welcoming and affirming university community. QUE meets monthly for social, service, networking, advocacy, and educational opportunities. For more information, contact Thomas Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This working group of students, faculty and staff focuses on implementing DU's gender identity and expression non-discrimination policy, by working on ways to make university procedures, practices and climate more inclusive for transgender, intersex and other gender non-conforming peoples. Examples include advocating for additional gender neutral restrooms on campus, streamlining campus procedures for recognizing gender self-identification, and ensuring equitable healthcare coverage. Contact our office for more information.
See individual webpages (linked above) or the general Calendar for upcoming events!