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 meets every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm in room 412 of the Student Union during the academic year. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 621-3334.
Queer People of Color & Two Spirit Discussion Group
For fall 2016, this group will meet Thursdays starting September 1st from 5-6:30pm in the Guerrero Student Center, Chavez Room 217. This is a peer to peer support group that provides a safe and comfortable environment for LGBTQ and Two Spirit students of color to connect, share experiences, and support each other. As confidentiality is an important aspect of this group, it is not open to individuals writing papers for classes or projects.
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, neutrois, agender, 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 email@example.com or 621-3334.
There are also many groups within the community.
Please feel free to schedule a meeting with Jen Hoefle Olson, LGBTQ Affairs Director, to help figure out what group is best for you.
AROspaCE is a social discussion group for folks who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum. AROspACE meets biweekly, starting on September 19th.