May 1st Newsletter

Welcome to the May 1st 2018 Newsletter! Take a look at some events and opportunities happening on campus and in the community!

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. Rainbow Graduation May 5






Continuing Series

  1. Support Group
  2. AROspACE Meetings, every Tuesday
  3. Safezone Training
  4. Campus Pantry, Every Friday
  5. New LGBT Center Counseling 



  1. University of Arizona's Statement on Restroom Access
  2. Queering Teacher Education Across Context
  3. Think Tank/Resource center partnership. 
  4. Financial Peer Advisor
  5. Women/Trans/Femmes Maker Nights
  6. Thrift and Bitch 
  7. Interviews and Student Lunches



  1. Conozca Sus Derechos / Know Your Rights
  2. New SAGA Nonbinary/GNC Support Group
  3. Let's Get Better Together
  4. Voices Like Ours



  1. Safe and Moderated Teen LGBTQ Chat Room
  2. Global Experiential Learning GA Postion​
  3. Trans Bodies
  4. CGA Position



1. Resilience Scholarship



1. Dissertation Participation

2. It's Time to Shout Out AZ!

3. #Survivor Advocacy Program 





LGBTQ Affairs Special Events

1. Rainbow Graduation May 5

Are you graduating this May (or December 2018)?  Do you want to participate in a graduation ceremony that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies) at the UA? Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students (including allies!) to show their fabulous wildcat pride!

Be recognized for your academic efforts and achievements at the 11th annual Rainbow Graduation on Saturday, May 5th at 4pm in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union. Graduates will receive a rainbow cord, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a catered reception following the ceremony.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the google form here that will contain all of the below information. The only information not on the google form is the photo, which must be emailed to by April 23rd @ noon:


The information we will need from graduates is:

1.   Your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate

2.   Major(s)

3.   Graduating degree

4.   Career goal(s)

5.   Your favorite quotation

6.   Any leadership positions you have held in an organization that does social justice and/or LGBTQ+ community work

7. Accessibility needs for accommodations

8.   Electronic picture of yourself

​This information will be included as part of a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown as you are recognized during the ceremony.


9. The name, email address, and phone number of your presenter:

As a graduating student, we ask that you please select someone who will present you with your rainbow cord and certificate. The person you select will have 30 seconds to say a few words about you.  This person could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose.

*If you are having trouble finding a presenter or have any concerns about the presenter in general, please let us know. We can work with you and can make accommodations to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Please fill out the google form here and send us your photo by April 23, 2018 @ noon (or sooner if you can)! Please make sure to include all of the requested information!

Here are all the details for the event:

Rainbow Graduation 2018:

The 11th Annual LGBTQA & Allied Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

4pm to 6pm

Gallagher Theater, Student Union, 1303 E. University

This festive and intimate end-of-the-year celebration will provide personal recognitions for the achievements of underrepresented sexual and/or gender identity(ies) at the UA. Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students (including allies!) to show their fabulous wildcat pride! Each graduate will receive a rainbowcord and certificate of honor, and a catered reception will follow the ceremony.  You must register by April 23rd to participate.

We look forward to honoring you in May!

-The Rainbow Graduation Planning Committee


Continuing Series 

1. Support Groups

We work with many organizations across campus to offer support groups for LGBTQ identified students.
We are committed to helping you find the support you need. Here are our current groups:

LGBTQA Support Group
This group will meet every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm in room 412 of the Student Union. This group is a safe space for UA students, staff and faculty to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the the LGBTQ and Allied community. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ staff to provide resources and guidance. It is free and confidential. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at or 621-3334.

Gender Spectrum Support Group
This group will meet every Monday during the school year from 3-4:00pm. Check in at CAPS, third floor of the Campus Health Building,

This group is designed for UA students who are dealing with gender identities outside of the traditional binary system, whether transitioning from the gender assigned at birth, identifying as some combination of genders, neither gender, or questioning the role of gender in their lives. Terms such as transsexual, two-spirit, neutroisagender, gender-queer, gender-fluid, transgender (and more) have been used to describe these identities. The low cost ($5 per group,  billable to Bursar’s,) is for those who might need support and/or therapy to process their gender identity, deal with family and friends’ reactions, identify options of a transition process, and gather resources and support for issues related to gender. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at or 621-3334.

There are also many groups within the community.
Please feel free to schedule a meeting with Jennifer Hoefle Olson, LGBTQ Affairs Director, to help figure out what group is best for you.

AROspACE: An Aromantic and Asexual Discussion Group

Every other Tuesday, 5:30pm

LGBTQ Resource Center, 4th floor of the student union

For any questions you may have, email

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3. Safe Zone Workshops 


Safe Zone is digitized! To request individual training follow the link below.

Safe Zone is now live! You may register for a Safe Zone session at the link below. Safe Zone training introduces the University of Arizona community to the identities and experiences of gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. Sessions are approx. 3-4 hours.

Click here to register. 




4. Campus Pantry, Every Friday

Campus Pantry is open every Friday from 11am-1pm!
If you are facing the information desk  in the Student Union (located next to the UMart across from the UA Bookstore), take a left down the stairs and follow the "UA Campus Pantry" signs.

All details can be confirmed through their Facebook page:


5. LGBTQ Resource Center Counselor 

Chad Mosher [They/Them] Is our new center counselor!

Bio: I am a queer mental health professional for a community behavioral health agency in Tucson. In 2006, I earned a doctorate in counseling psychology from The University of Memphis specialized in gender and sexuality.

Offering Possible workshops, and individual coaching via appointment. They weill be in our center every Wednesday beginning January 24th.  

Appointments are offered in 30 minute sessions between 11:30AM-3:30PM

Appointments are made here or by calling our front desk @ 520-621-7585.



The Cultural & Resource Centers are partnering with the Think Tank and Marshall Foundation to support students academically. We can refer students to the Think Tank and cover the cost of their sessions. The referral has to come through a director or resource center desk assistant.

Additionally, you can take advantage of the following tutoring sessions taking place across the Cultural Centers—see schedule below for specifics:


Monday 3-5pm

Native American Student Affairs

Tuesday 5-9pm

The Guerrero Student Center

Thursday 12-2pm

Native American Student Affairs

Organic Chemistry

Monday 3-4pm

Native American Student Affairs


Monday 11am-1pm

Native American Student Affairs

Monday 2-4pm

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs

Tuesday 2-4pm

African American Student Affairs

Wednesday 11am-1pm

Native American Student Affairs

Wednesday 3-5pm

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs

Thursday 5-7pm

African American Student Affairs


Tuesday 2-4pm

African American Student Affairs

Thursday 2-4pm

African American Student Affairs


Monday 2-4pm

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs

Tuesday 5-9pm

The Guerrero Student Center

Wednesday 3-5pm

Asian Pacific American Student Affairs


4. Financial Peer Advisor

Our financial aid advisor Laurel has some hours changed!

12 PM-4 PM on Mondays

11 AM-3 PM on Fridays



5. Women/Trans/Femmes Maker Nights

In order to foster more diverse and inclusive maker communities across Arizona, ASU, UA, and NAU each host a monthly WTF night on the first Thursday of every month. By jointly hosting these events we hope to encourage women, trans, and femme identified people to learn new skills, cultivate creative/intellectual curiosity, share their work, lead workshops and conversations, discover new creative spaces within the state, and collaborate and network with others. These events are open and inclusive to allies, partners, friends, and fellow makers who wish to support and center women, trans, and femme makers as well. 

When: May 3, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in iSpace. 

 6. Thrift and Bitch


 7. Interviews and Student Lunches 




Community Events  


1. Conozca Sus Derechos / Know Your Rights 

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2. SAGA Developments

 The former facilitator of SAGA’s Nonbinary/GNC meeting, Gender Outlaws, recently stepped down and I, Indiana Rogers,  have stepped in to replace them. I’m happy to be able to extend the offer to you to invite nonbinary/GNC students to attend this support group if they are in need of one. And I can also provide you with relevant information for interested students:

Nonbinary/GNC Support Group

The third Monday of every month


Studio One
197 E Toole Ave




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3. Let's Get Better Together 


4. Voices Like Ours  




WRC Graduate Assistant Applications 

WRC Graduate Assistant Applications!
The Women's Resource Center is receiving and reviewing applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Assistant positions (3). Please see attached GA position descriptions.

Additionally, CGA is accepting applications for a GA and Girl Up/She's The First is seeking club officers.

1. Safe and Moderated Teen LGBTQ Chat Room

The LGBT National Help Center is a 21 year-old non-profit organization, which operates among other programs, the LGBT National Youth Talkline (1-800-246-7743).

We are excited to announce that in addition, we are launching a new LGBTQ youth program called the LGBTQ Teens Online Talk Group.

The LGBTQ Teens Online Talk Group will be a weekly live, moderated chat room for youth up to the age of 19, operating each Tuesday from 4-6 pm, pacific.  It will be available at: .

This new program, is designed to be a safe place to allow LGBTQ youth to talk freely about concerns and issues with others their own age, provide support for each other, and to help each other know they are not alone.

We hope you will be able to help us spread the word about this new program that helps make life easer for isolated youth from all across the country.



2. Global Experiential Learning (GEL) GA Position 

Global Experiential Learning (GEL) Update Week of April 9


The Global Experiential Learning (GEL) area under the Dean of Students Office integrates travel, education, and service learning to empower students with knowledge, skills, and values to use as they continue their careers at UA and beyond. GEL actively seeks to provide sustainable service learning experiences, domestically and internationally, to promote interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development and leadership for students. GEL provides students the opportunity to look at unique situations through multiple lenses and use critical thinking to develop their own ideas. The themes of study and experiential learning will include social justice, environmental justice, and cultural immersion. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


GEL Website:


  1. Cambodian Son Program: GEL, Immigration Student Resource Center, and APASA will be hosting a documentary screening of Cambodian Son on Thursday, April 19. The movie captures the inspirational story of Kosal Khiev’s journey from prisoner in America to world-class poet in Cambodia. Kosal will be skyping in after the viewing. Website: The flyer is attached.


  1. GEL Graduate Assistant, Lead, and Intern Application: GEL will be hiring its first Graduate Assistant. The position description is attached. We will also be hiring GEL Leads and Interns for next year. This is an unpaid internship with the ability to collect 3 credits from the College of Education TLS program. If students are selected, students will receive a scholarship to attend a GEL program. Applications are available on the GEL website ( and in the links below


GEL Intern

GEL Lead


  1. Navajo Nation Shonto Program: Our final GEL Domestic program will be at Shonto on the Navajo Nation where we will be working on a traditional sheep farm. This will happen on a 3-day weekend from April 13-15th. The experience has been filled at the 15 person capacity.


  1. Vivir Mexico Summer Study Abroad Program: The deadline for the Vivir Mexico Summer Study Abroad program has ended and we currently have 16 students participating in the program.

3. UA SALT Center Tutor

Tutors are trained to work with different learning styles and the needs of students with learning and attention challenges. There is mandatory paid training. There is no prior tutoring experience required; we provide paid training for every tutor.


Individuals in this position tutor students to help improve their academic performance. The primary format of our tutoring sessions is working with students on a one-on-one basis or in small group review sessions as assigned by the tutor's supervisor. Tutors decide their own schedule and are required to be available a minimum of 6 hours a week, up to a maximum of 25.


UA SALT Center tutor benefits include

  • Choosing the times you are available for appointments.
  • Career development skills such as problem solving, group facilitation, writing skills, communication, deeper subject knowledge and many more.
  • Meeting students and other tutors from your major.
  • Gaining master level content knowledge of your subjects while helping others to learn and develop knowledge for their classes.
  • Becoming a leader and a mentor! Advanced and Master level tutors have the opportunity to become a mentor for less experienced tutors.
  • Opportunities to earn pay raises by completing each level of CRLA training. A tutor can earn up to $12.25/hr.


Successful candidates will

  • Apply knowledge and techniques taught in training to their tutoring sessions.
  • Incorporate visual, auditory, and kinesthetic strategies to review course content.
  • Commitment to the schedule you provide us with at the beginning of each semester, have a minimum of 6 hours each week.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Follow the University of Arizona Code of Conduct and Academic Code of Integrity.
  • Be willing to tutor a range of courses within your major and some general education courses.

How to Apply

Please find the application form at the SALT Center website:

You can submit documents either online or to Room 204C of the Patricia A. Bartlett Building.


Letter of Recommendation

SALT Center Tutor Application

Unofficial transcripts

Cover letter