Campus Groups and Resource Centers
CampusOUT, a program of the Gay Alliance, is a coalition of campus gay-straight alliances dedicated to sharing best practices through educational and skill-based training for existing and emerging student leaders.
CampusOUT is a student run coalition that pulls on the knowledge and experience of activists in the queer community. CampusOUT acknowledges the strength of student movements to fight for the equality of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people, and will use our power as students to tackle institutions that enable homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, sexism, racism, classism, and the spread of HIV and STI’s to persist.
In order to effectively complete our mission, CampusOUT will use the following tactics:
Coordinate and promote campus GSA activities and events
Share resources to educate students, faculty and staff on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
Advocate for fully inclusive campus policies
Work against hate based violence and hate speech
Promote diversity and respect
At Canisius, Unity is a student run organization that implements club-wide and campus-wide programs and initiatives to educate the community on GLBT issues with the goal of creating a more accepting atmosphere free of homophobic behavior.
Unity as a support system:
On the Canisius level and within our own group, the mission of Unity is to provide students an atmosphere where they will feel safe discussing issues concerning gender and sexuality. Unity is a safe place where members can feel free being who they are and saying what they feel.
Unity as a networking body:
At Canisius, Unity will exist as one of over 110 clubs and organizations on campus and will seek to co-sponsor events and network with these other groups to increase name recognition and inter-campus support. On a larger scale, Unity looks to keep in contact with sister Jesuit schools’ Gay-Straight Alliances, as well as local schools and organizations in the Western New York GLBT community, and seek to provide assistance through manpower, fundraising, and creativity.
The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.
Our mission is to coordinate the efforts of the entire Cornell University community to ensure the inclusion of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and to eliminate heterosexism and gender identity oppression.
The Resource Center affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and lives, and provides education, outreach, programming, program support, consultation, community development, visibility, and advocacy.
Located in 626 Thurston Avenue, the LGBT Resource Center is here for you regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. We strive to be an affirming and welcoming space on campus that works to incorporate principles of social justice into our programs and services. We hope that by reviewing our resources, you can be a resource to a friend and to your community. Understanding these issues and how to provide appropriate support to the LGBTQQIA community is valuable to everyone.
The LGBT Resource Center is staffed Monday through Friday. Our lounge is open for you to enjoy during regular building hours of the Intercultural Center. Please stop by and say hello or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you soon!
GO! Athletes is a support network of current and former LGBTQ collegiate and high school athletes, which creates safe spaces in the athletic community through visibility, education, and advocacy. Formerly known as Our Group.
Nazareth Lambda Association celebrates diversity and aims to provide resource information about and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. We envision a campus community that embraces everyone, including persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Lambda welcomes the participation and support of all, including our straight allies, who share in and hope to realize this mission.
We hope and believe that our group will continue to grow and develop over the years, helping Nazareth become even more inclusive, welcoming, and safe for the LGBTQ community. All students with open minds are invited to join the Lambda Association.
OUTspoken provides representation for LGBTQA students within RIT`s Student Government. OUTspoken seeks to create an environment within the RIT community that is inclusive to all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and to eradicate heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To accomplish this task, OUTspoken seeks to partner with other organizations to provide programs and services which will help us to advocate for and raise awareness about the LGBTQA population at RIT.
Spectrum is an organization that focuses on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied individuals at the Rochester Institute of Technology / National Technical Institute for the Deaf. We host various community services. We work in conjunction with RITGA, RIT, and the Gay Alliance. We want to spread the word about our group for as much support as possible.
The RIT Gay Alliance or “ritGA” is a student-run organization that aims to foster awareness, support and advocacy for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and GLBT-friendly heterosexual community at RIT and in surrounding Rochester. The organization accomplishes some of these goals by hosting speakers, fundraisers, and festivities, including National Coming Out Week (NCOW), the Annual Drag Show, screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show and fun-filled, all-night “lock-ins” in the SAU that feature movies, games and free food. Furthermore, ritGA’s weekly meetings which usually occur every Wednesday at 9pm in the SAU during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters are open to all past and present members of the RIT community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The mission of Fisher’s Gay Straight Alliance is to promote and celebrate the various forms of diversity by fostering understanding and tolerance with particular regard and sensitivity to issues of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and concerns of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community in the world, specifically as it pertains to student life at St. John Fisher College.