February 16th Newsletter

Happy February, Wildcats! We have a lot of awesome opportunities and events to share with you to help you get a great start on the semester!

For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs Website

 For up-to-the-minute event announcements, please "Like" us on Facebook:

 LGBTQ Affairs Facebook Page

 Pride Alliance Facebook Page


LGBTQ Affairs

Current Events & News


LGBTQ Affairs

Special Events

  1. Focus Group with SAAF, 2/17 from 11-12pm
  2. Pride Alliance Open Meeting, 2/17 at 5pm



  1. Black History Month Events
  2. UA Education & Nonprofit Career Day, 2/17 from 10-2pm
  3. UA's first APA Studies Conference, 2/20 from 8am-2pm
  4. Student Wellness Conference, 2/21 from 10am-12pm
  5. Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers Symposium, 2/22 through 2/24
  6. Dog Days with the Dean
  7. Career Services Diverse Workplaces Networking Reception, 3/8 from 4-6pm



  1. Writing Workshop for QTPOC at Casa Libre, 2/20 from 1-4pm


  1. SpeakOut is Hiring Two Positions
  2. Run for a GPSC Position
  3. Intern with Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign
  4. Intern with the Change Project
  5. Disney College Program



  1. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program
  2. PFLAG National Scholarship Program
  3. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Scholarship

LGBTQ Affairs Events


LGBTQ Affairs Special Events

1. Focus Group with SAAF, February 17th from 11am-12pm

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is hosting a focus group as a part of the "Your Story Program," which aims to provide comprehensive substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention and education services to 13-24 year old youth and young adults, including youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and straight allied youth in Pima County. Their first project is to host focus groups with individuals that fall within 13-24 years to better understand the needs of our community in relation to substance abuse and sexual health. Stop in at 11am at the LGBTQ Resource Center to help the wider Tuscon community.

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2. Pride Alliance Open Meeting, February 17th at 5pm

Join Pride Alliance at the LGBTQ Resource Center at 5pm for an open meeting.
The student group will: "hammer out a list of demands for the university. This is a great chance to put in your input and make your voice a part of positive change for LGBTQ students on campus. We strongly urge all of you to help us with the edits, since anything that comes out of the demands will affect students in our community."

2. UA Education & Nonprofit Career Day, February 17th from 10-2pm

The upcoming UA Education and Nonprofit Career Day offers students a great opportunity to check out career possibilities in the realm of both education and nonprofits. Representatives from school districts, charter schools and local nonprofits will be in the Student Union Memorial Center Ballroom from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday, February 17th, talking about opportunities in their organizations.
If you are majoring in Education, SBS, Business, Humanities, Science or even Engineering…this fair potentially has something for you. Check out www.career.arizona.edu under Events and click on the UA Education and Nonprofit Career Day page. In the right hand corner is a link to the organizations currently signed up for this career fair including the majors each organization is looking for.
Students who take the time to explore the entire Ballroom will find nonprofit opportunities in social service organizations in addition to almost 80 school districts and charter schools. Nonprofit agencies in attendance include: ACCEL, AmeriCorps, the Diocese of Tucson, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence, Teach for America and Peace Corps.
Students who haven’t yet found a job they are committed to, might consider substitute teaching as a stopgap measure transitioning from college to full-time employment. With a bachelor’s degree in any major, students are eligible to substitute teach in the State of Arizona. This could be a viable interim opportunity while looking for a permanent position. We hope to see exploring opportunities in the Education and Non-Profit sector on February 17th!

3. UA's First Asian Pacific American Studies Conference, February 20th from 8am-2pm


On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) office, Asian American Faculty Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA), and numerous partners across the university and Tucson communities will host the Inaugural Asian Pacific American Studies Conference at the University of Arizona.  We are proud to bring together presenters from across and beyond Arizona to offer sample APA Studies courses and interactive sessions that reignite a long-time discussion about the need for an APA Studies program at the university.  Hence, our conference theme is Advancing a Movement.  Our event will include breakfast and lunch, a keynote speaker, and four workshops on the following topics: 1) APA families and the media, 2) how APA Studies fits into Ethnic Studies, 3) what graduates do with an APA Studies degree, and 4) the impact of an APA Studies program in Arizona.  We cordially invite you to be part of our event by sending representatives from your department or area to attend and/or becoming a conference sponsor.
Asian Pacific American Studies Conference: Advancing a Movement
Saturday, February 20, 2016
8:00 am -2:00 pm
César E. Chávez Building
University of Arizona
Register or Sponsor: http://apasa.arizona.edu/
Among our faculty and student presenters, we're excited to have Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Professor in the College of Ethnic Studies and Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University, and Lee D. Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College, as our keynote and closing speakers, respectively. Click here to learn more about our speakers.
The APA Studies Conference is open to everyone. Registration is FREE for high school, community college and university students, and $20.00 for staff, faculty and community members.  A limited amount of scholarships are also available.  Email Matt Matera (mtmatera@email.arizona.edu) to request one.

We look forward to seeing you at our event and thank you for being part of our work to make the creation of an APA Studies Program a reality at the University of Arizona

4. 2nd Annual Student Wellness Conference, February 21st from 10am-12pm

The Student Wellness Conference is a hands-on introduction to evidence-based practices that support academic success and personal well-being.  Participants learn skills and insights that they can use to reduce stress, increase energy, improve cognitive performance, and support interpersonal relationships. Free! Reserve your spot at www.studentwellness.bpt.me

5. Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers Symposium, February 22nd-24th


Save the date for the "Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers" symposium co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center on 22-24 February 2016. It will feature renowned scholars and renowned members of the Tucson community.


Community Events

1. Writing Workshop for the QTPOC community, with Leah Lakshmi Peipzna-Samarasinha, February 20th from 1-4pm

Thanks to a mini-grant from the Institute for LGBT Studies, Casa Libre is able to offer a limited number of full tuition scholarships to folks who are interested in taking this class:
Surviving As Chose Your Own Adventure Novel: A Writing Workshop for Queer and Trans People of Color with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 1-4pm
Location: FLUXX, location TBA
Cost: Sliding Scale $25-100
Scholarships available (email for info: casakeepers@casalibre.org)

Casa Libre Website: http://www.casalibre.org/programs/fairweather/5Feb16/workshop.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/559566457523663/





1. SpeakOut is hiring two positions

SpeakOut is hiring for 2 new positions: a Videographer and an Outreach Assistant. Please see the attached job descriptions by clicking on each one.

2. Run for a GPSC Position

Do you have a desire to:
1) promote the causes and concerns of the graduate student body?
2) create and foster programs beneficial for growth and interaction for graduate and professional students?
3) disburse funds for the benefit of professional development for graduate and professional students?
4) serve as part of the representative body and voice at the University of Arizona for graduate and professional students?
Consider running for a position in the Graduate Professional Student Council ("GPSC")! Nominating petitions are due March 8th by 5 p.m., so now's the time to decide if you'd like to be a part of GPSC!
Please visit http://gpsc.arizona.edu/elections for information about elections, positions, nominating petitions, and FAQs. Have questions? Contact Mary Stoecklein at UAGPSCelections@gmail.com.

3. Intern with Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign 

Ann Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who has served three terms as the U.S. Representative representing Arizona's first district (AZ-01).  In the spring of 2015 she officially announced her run for the U.S. Senate offering Arizonans a true choice in this upcoming election.  This campaign has the chance to make history in Arizona by electing our first female Senator.

4. Intern with the Change Project

Intern with The Change Project!


The Change Project staff has launched the 2016 Winter/Spring Internship program applications. This is an exciting time for us as we grow in new areas! In this email we have listed a brief description of the positions, and we would love for you to consider working with us!

Art & Graphic Design Internship - As an art & graphic design intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to design and create visual elements for our brand. You be given the opportunity to grow your portfolio while seeing your work on shirts, in gallery venues and in virtual spaces. We require an intern with creativity, passion and drive. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Web & Social Media Internship - As a web and social media intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the creation, execution and maintenance of social media strategies and tactics, website content development and search engine optimization. In addition, you will assist with media relations and event promotion as needed. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Development Internship - As a development intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. The Change Project is still a newcomer to the grant-writing process, and to continue this work, we need interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. We require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Programs and Administration Internship - As a programs and administration intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the coordination and execution of our programs including but not limited to: Our Bodies. Our Lives.; Our Voices Matter; and My Pronouns Matter. You will also be utilized as administrative staff and will have other tasks assigned as needed. We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Events Internship - As an events intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to coordinate social, educational and development focused events on behalf of the organization. Events include rebate nights, panels, donor dinners, trail programming and others. Interns may also attend conferences, festivals, and other We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.


5. Disney College Program

Greetings from the Disney College Program team!

We are excited for the Spring 2016 recruitment season and are thrilled that you continue to encourage your students to consider the Disney College Program. 2016 marks 35 unforgettable years of programs history, and we want you to be part of our next chapter!

Below are all the dates for the upcoming seasons. We are offering a Summer Program for Alumni only. Students must have successfully completed at least one Disney College Program to be eligible.

Disney College Program
Application Start Date: January 12th
Application End Date: March 25th

Disney College Program- Summer Alumni WDW and DLR
Application Start Date: January 13th
Application End Date: Late January

Management Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 11th

Professional Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 25th

*Professional Internships for other Segments including ABC, Studios, Corporate, ESPN and others will post throughout the semester. Please encourage your students to check disneyinterns.com.


Disney College Program Application Process

Students interested in the Disney College Program will follow the steps below.

  • Interested students should visit our website,disneycollegeprogram.com; the student will click Apply Now, and complete the application
  • If the application is accepted, the student will receive an email with a link asking the student to take the Web-Based Interview. Please note, all applications are reviewed for candidates with a profile and experience that we believe will make them most successful on our Program.
  • If the student is successful in the Web-Based Interview, the student will receive an email with an attached link asking them to register for a phone interview. This process allows the student to have the freedom to select the most optimal time in their schedule to participate in our phone interview.
  • The phone interview is the last stage of the interview process. Remind your students to select a time that they can be in a quiet location and fully focus on their interview.
  • Students should periodically view their dashboard for updates concerning their application status. Please understand some students will be able to view Offers or Dispositions immediately, while others may take a couple of days or weeks. All students will have a form of communication on their dashboard.




1. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program

Deadline: late March
The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program provides scholarships to self-identified LGBTQ college students or dependents of an LGBTQ parent with financial need as determined by FAFSA and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are $5,000 for the next academic year. Students should be currently attending an accredited school in Arizona; or a May graduate from a high school in Maricopa County accepted at an Arizona college for the following school year.

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2. PFLAG National Scholarship Program

Deadline: mid-February
PFLAG National Scholarships are available for high school gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) seniors, and students who are allies and supporters of the GLBT community and entering college. Currently offering three $5,000 scholarships, three $2,500 scholarships, and up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The Detroit Chapter of PFLAG is also offering three $500 scholarships to college students who are connected directly with GLBT issues

See also PFLAG Phoenix for multiple, local scholarships offered to GLBT students and in some cases to straight allies who have directly supported GLBT youth and/or the GLBT community.  One application enables consideration for all opportunities.

See also PFLAG Tucson for several $1,000 scholarships for LGBT persons from southern Arizona accepted to attend an institution of higher education.

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3. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarship


Deadline: ~early June
NOGLSTP eligibility: STEM students; Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. One $5000 scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one $5000 scholarship will go to a graduate/professional level student. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply. 

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