LGBTQA Services works closely with the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) Student Organization to create a safe space for individuals to talk and explore their thoughts and feelings about sexual orientation, sexuality, and gender identity. The coordinator of LGBTQA Services is the advisor to SAGA and assists the group in creating a warmer campus climate for everyone.
The SAGA Student Group office is located in 233 Sykes Student Union.
Members of our LGBTQA Speak Out program are available to speak to campus organizations and classes on LGBTQA related topics. Students tell their coming out stories and then invite the audience to ask questions and share their thoughts. This allows students to make personal connections and hear the stories of their peers, while also facilitating an appropriate space to ask any questions. The "Speak Outs" are a great opportunity for volunteers to participate in raising awareness and sensitivity to LGBTQA issues.
Bring this to your classroom/club: Pleasesend us an e-mail
expressing your interest. At least two weeks notice is appreciated in order to organize the panelists.
Get involved as a volunteer: If you would like to volunteer to "tell your story" and serve as a panelist, pleasesend us an e-mail.
Speak Out training occurs once per semester.
From time to time, WCU is visited by speakers who wish to condemn homosexuality and other issues that they deem deviant. Although they have the right to speak their views, LGBTQA Services has created a way to combat this hate speech with something positive - "making lemonade from lemons."
Campus community members can donate money during these visits to create, at a later date, more positive programming on campus. For more information about Project Lemonade or to donate, please contactus.