LGBTQ Awareness & Workshops

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The Center for Equity & Inclusion is happy to announce our quarterly LGBTQ workshop series offered in partnership with The Rainbow Center. We recognize the importance of providing much needed educational workshops that increase everyone's awareness and commitment to a positive campus climate for LGBTQI students.

These workshops are designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Please see more information about our workshop offerings below and encourage your students and colleagues to attend.


Workshop #2 Gender Identity Training

Students: Friday, May 4th 2018 | 11a –1p | SCI 105

Staff/Faculty: Friday, May 18th 2018 | 10a –12p | SCI 105

This training will include a refresher on core terminology along with an introduction to more advanced terminology for the trans and gender nonconforming community. We will also expand our understanding of gender identity and gender expression, increase our knowledge on what gender is, the importance and impact of pronouns, transitioning and its many forms, barriers to services for the trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community, and how to be an ally. 

In a safe and inclusive learning environment, participants can ask questions and engage in discussions openly and respectfully.

Note: The LGBTQ Core Competency  Workshop must be completed before taking this training, see below for date and time of the Spring offering of this training. 


Workshop #1 LGBTQ Core Competency

Students, Staff, & Faculty: Thursday, April 26th | 10am - 12pm | BHS 107 


This workshop will cover basic-intermediate and common terminology, an introduction to pronouns & gender, and barriers to services for LGBTQ people. We will also learn how to be an effective ally. 

In a safe and inclusive learning environment, participants can ask questions and engage in discussions openly and respectfully. 

Note: This training is required to be taken before receiving the Gender Identity Training. 

Important Notes

  • Each workshop is around 2 hours long
  • Trainings are offered sequentially and participation in the second and third parts of the series requires participation in the LGBTQ Core Competency Training

About the Rainbow Center

Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community.

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