For individual support, the staff of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center are here to help. We are also able to provide referrals to UA’s Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) that cover the cost of one or more sessions (that will not show up on your Bursar’s account). Referrals have to come from staff and any of the staff in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center can help initiate this process. Please let us know if you are in need of a referral to CAPS.
Gender Spectrum Support Group
This group will meet every Monday during the school year from 3-4:00 p.m. This group will take place at the new CAPS Satellite office in the North District -Honors Village, 1051 N Mabel, Second floor of Rec Center (corner of Mabel and Fremont)
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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 621-3334.
LGBTQ+ Support Group
This group meets every Tuesday from 4-5:30 p.m. 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 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 mailto:email@example.com or (520) 621-3334.
Queer People of Color & Two Spirit Discussion Group
This is a peer to peer art and healing 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. This group meets on Tuesdays at 5-6pm at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
AROspaCE is a social discussion group for folks who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum. AROspACE meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 5-6pm at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center.
There are also many groups within the community. Please feel free to schedule a meeting with LGBTQ+ Resource Center staff to help figure out what group is best for you in the LGBTQ Resource Center.
AroSpace meets every other Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the LGBTQ Center begining september tenth.