Safe Zone Program
Safe Zone is an ongoing program open to any DePaul students, staff, and faculty who are interested in being allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Set workshops are offered throughout the year and are open to anyone who is interested in attending. The workshop is 3 hours in length. In addition to these dates, sessions are available for offices, departments and student organizations by request. To sign up for one of the below workshops, please visit this link: http://is.gd/SafeZone2015_16.
- Safe Zone. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 1-4PM. Lincoln Park Student Center 325.
- Safe Zone. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 9AM-12PM. DePaul Center 11013 (Loop).
- Gender Identity and Expression, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2-5PM. Lincoln Park Student Center 324.
- Safe Zone. Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 1-4PM. Lincoln Park Student Center 380.
- Safe Zone. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9AM-12PM. Lincoln Park Student Center 325.
- Safe Zone. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 1-4PM. DePaul Center 11013 (Loop).
In addition to the set dates, workshops are available for groups/organizations by request. Please contact the LGBTQA Student Services Coordinator, Katy Weseman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a Safe Zone workshop at another time.
In addition to the Safe Zone Program, the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change provides LGBTQA, gender and sexuality focused workshops of varying lengths for organizations, offices, and departments. If you are interested in a LGBTQA focused workshop other than Safe Zone, please complete a Diversity Workshops request form.
Queer Peers Mentor Program
Queer Peers is a program that connects current DePaul students with newly enrolled or newly out students. The mentor relationship lasts the duration of the academic year and takes the form of monthly meetings, peer support, and community engagement. Mentor applications are available every spring and mentee forms are available in the summer/fall. Please conctact Katy Weseman (email@example.com) with any questions.
LGBTQA themed educational and social events are held throughout the year, with several signature events in the spring quarter. Each academic year culminates in a Lavender Graduation and Stonewall Awards program celebrating graduating LGBTQA students and other members of DePaul’s LGBTQA communities. Check the LGBTQA Student Services Facebook page for information about events.
Support and Consultation
The LGBTQA Student Services Coordinator is available to meet with students and provide support on a variety of topics. LGBTQA Student Services also provides referrals to other offices and organizations, both on campus and off campus, as needed. Please contact the Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment or for more information.
LGBTQA Student Services works closely with the LGBTQA focused student organizations at DePaul, with the LGBTQA Student Services Coordinator serving as the staff advisor to these groups. Please see the resources tab for more information about these student organizations.
A collection of LGBTQA books, magazines and DVDs are available for checkout by DePaul students, faculty and staff. Visit our LibraryThing profile, http://www.librarything.com/profile/DePaulLGBTQA, to view all of the titles in our library.
Study and Meeting Space
LGBTQA Student Services is part of the Center for Intercultural Programs, located on the first floor of the Lincoln Park Student Center in suite 105. This location includes lounge space, a computer lab, a conference room and library. Students are welcome to use the space for meetings, to hang out with with friends and gather more information about upcoming events.
LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Network
DePaul’s LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Network exists to support LGBTQ faculty and staff at the University. The network aims to foster community, advocate for the needs of LGBTQ individuals, and serve as a resource for all faculty and staff. The Network is open to any self-selected DePaul University faculty or staff person interested in affirming and acting in alliance with the LGBTQ community.