Campus Resources & Organizations
Below is a list of DU campus resources and organizations in addition to the CME-offered LGBTIQA programs. We welcome your suggestions (contact us) on what additional information we can provide!
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The following free .PDF resources are available for viewing, downloading and/or printing; but do require the FREE Acrobat Reader software to open.
- All-gender RESTROOMS: A list of gender neutral/inclusive restrooms on campus--those whose design and/or label make them available to anyone who needs to use them, regardless of sex or gender identity/expression.
- DU LGBTIQA Summary: a compilation of just some of the accomplishments, initiatives, events and resources for, by and at DU over the last several years. Let us know what we're missing!
- The 2012-13 "AGENDA" DU your part for making over the campus for sexual orientation and gender identity/expression equity!
- LGBTIQ&A-related COURSE LIST - Winter 2013: Each quarter, we compile and publish a list of courses focused on &/or including LGBTIQA, larger sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression and other related identities. Instructors, please submit your course (term, course #, title, meeting days/times, brief blurb) to us!
- HIV/STI Testing Resources: In addition to safer sex supplies available at our office (among other campus locations), this guide provides info about on/off-campus testing sites, costs and levels of result anonymity.
- LGBTIQA terminology: Ever wondered what the acronym stands for? Or what a particular term means? Check out this abridge glossary, drawn from DU Q&A Training resources.
- DU area LGBT-friendly RELIGIOUS communities: A compilation of the nearest, explicitly welcoming faith congregations/ organizations. (PFLAG Denver also publishes a regional list.)
- Guide to LGBTIQA DENVER: A compilation of LGBTIQ/friendly venues, shops and services in the Denver, as suggested by other Pioneers.
- Chancellor & Provost’s Oct 4, 2010 statement in response to national LGBTQ youth suicides.
- RESOURCE COLLECTION of books, movies and other LGBTIQ & Ally-related media (list of holdings) for checkout at our office during business hours.
Please let us know of any additions or corrections you'd suggest to these resources, and/or other topics about which we should develop resources.
Campus Resource Offices
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.
The following programs and services currently have posted explicitly inclusive information:
- Career Center: provides points to consider in career planning and job search for LGBTIQ and Ally students.
- Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE, formerly GVESS): provides prevention education and survivor support resources, including for same-gender interpersonal and relationship violence. Diverse and allied volunteers are also needed; see opportunities here.
- Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Clinic provides sliding scale individual and group therapy to campus and community members, including transgender/sexual counseling.
- Study Abroad (Office of International Education): provides some initial points to consider and resources for LGBTIQ international studies/travel. Our offices also jointly sponsor an annual panel on Studying "Out" & Abroad. Also see our Scholarships section for an LGBT-focused study abroad scholarship.
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.
AlumNetwork | Collaborative Health | Grad Student Network | JRA | Out4Biz | OutLaws | QAC | Queerbel | QEA | QFA | QUE | QSA | TransAllies | TransNetwork
In addition to and/or instead of their own web and/or social media site, many organizations have an email listserv through which members stay connected and informed. For groups marked with an asterisk (*), visit our Communication page for details on their email networks.
Where other contact details are not stated, or to suggest an additional LGBTIQ&A-serving campus organization, please contact our office for additional information.
We are working with DU Alumni Relations to organize an informal network of LGBTIQ&A 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.
- Quarterly AlumNetwork enewsletter (.PDF): August 2013 (embedded links may not work; contact our office if you need the connections or to subscribe to the direct email edition)
This new student organization is forming, with a mission to recruit, encourage and support historically underrepresented students pursuing careers in the healthcare fields. They aim to improve healthcare education and career options for students who will add to the diversity of, and thereby improve, the health professions, by connecting resources to future healthcare professionals who are LGBT, women, of color, with disabilities, etc, for networking, further education support and broader career success. Sponsored events will include hosting speakers sharing about their experience in health education and practice; socials and study groups to create community among students considering healthcare careers; and exploring intern, mentorship and scholarships opportunities. For more information, email our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Network (all-campus)
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. Contact our office to help and/or 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. Activities range from movie and coffee night, to speed dating to LGBT-oriented celebrations of the Jewish holidays. For more information, contact Jessica Slosberg.
Out4Biz (Daniels College of Business 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. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 provide opportunities to network with members of Colorado's Gay and Lesbian Bar Association. For more information see their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*DU Queer & Ally Commission (QAC)
This working group acts from a commitment to ensure that DU is a place where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expression are represented and included. It originated in the 2007 cross-campus efforts to add "gender identity and expression" to the DU non-discrmination policy, and was also responsible for the expansion and revision of the Q&A Training program. Open to anyone interested in working toward that goal, the Commission now supports continued efforts at proactive inclusion and needed response to campus issues, incidents and opportubities. Contact our office for more information.
Queerbel (Josef Korbel School of International Studies students)
For LGBTIQ & Ally students at the Korbel School for International Studies. For additional information, contact email@example.com
Queer Equality 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. See GSSW student org webpage or contact Lisa Ingarfield.
*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. 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, chair.
*Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)
QSA is the umbrella, primarily undergraduate organization for those identifying as LGBTIQ and their Allies. The group meets weekly, to share experiences and plan events (such as National Coming Out Day, Day of Silence, etc). For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect on Facebook.
*Queer University Employees (QUE)
A professional organization for LGBTIQA DU employees who promote a welcoming and affirming university community. QUE meets for social, service, networking, advocacy, and educational opportunities. For more information, contact our office.
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. Fall 2013 update: We are currently forming focused working groups to research specific areas for improvements; and are looking for interested folks of any identity to work on, take lead on and/or provide connections/ideas for particular items. Contact our office for more information.
Our office is supporting the formation of a social and support network on campus for those identifying as transgender, genderqueer or otherwise gender variant. (Allies are invited to participate in the TransAllies/Equity group above!) We have a trans* identified volunteer convener, and will help the group determine its own name, specific purposes, gatherings, etc. Fall 2013 update: Our next gathering will be Thursday, 10/31 at 12noon. Email our office at email@example.com with interest and/or for details; we won't share names or contact info, but will keep you informed to be as involved as you like.
See individual webpages (linked above) or the general Calendar for upcoming events!