LGBTQ Community

Statement of intent:

The Office of Intercultural Engagement  provides an inclusive, affirming, safe and welcoming environment for individuals and allies of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. The Office works to enhance awareness, understanding, and advocacy of the LGBTQ student community.

 Organizations:

Confetti

https://www.facebook.com/uncgoieconfetti/?ref=hl

Confetti is a network of LGBTQ+ and allied students working alongside UNCG’s Office of Intercultural Engagement to develop educational programming and initiatives related to the queer community, create meaningful connections with other students, and develop their own leadership in social justice. Confetti meets biweekly. If interested in getting involved, email Kate Rawson, kerawson@uncg.edu.

No Labels 

A student organization for Queer Students of Color and their advocates. Email Joey Dove at jjdove@uncg.edu to join!

Q+

UNCG’s Queer Graduate Student Association, Q+, is a new organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students and allies. They have social and networking events once a month. To join the mailing list, email Kate Rawson at kerawson@uncg.edu.

 

Safe Zone

SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.

UNC Greensboro’s Safe Zone Training consists of three individual 3-hour workshops, titled: Safe Zone 1.0, Safe Zone 2.0, and Trans Zone. Those having completed all three are then considered certified, and will receive a sticker as an outward display of their commitment to inclusion. After becoming certified, you have to option to attend an additional 1-hour Train the Trainer workshop with an Office of Intercultural Engagement staff member in order to serve as a facilitator in partnership with our office.

Engaging with LGBTQ+ student groups and related programming helps reinforce the initial training, launch new ideas, discuss areas of concern, and work toward a more inclusive campus and community.

Safe Zone training dates for the semester can be found on the Safe Zone page.

Register for a Safe Zone Workshop!

Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learns is the continuation of SafeZone training. Individuals who have been Safe Zone trained are strongly encouraged to come to the Lunch and Learns, but everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your own lunch and join us for innovative thought provoking discussions!

Jackson Library Resources 

The Intercultural Resource Center provides an array of books, videos, and magazines related to LGBTQ+ research, as well as resources related to multiculturalism and social justice. To check out a resource, ask anyone in the office for assistance. 

Queer History Resources 

For a list of resources related to LGBTQ+ History and research, check out the attached document: LGBTQ+_History_Resources. This guide was compiled by UNCG Special Collections and Archives.

Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terms

For a working glossary of LGBTQ+ terminology, check out this printable resource. Terminology is always being added and modified, so this resource will be updated from time to time.