There are a number of resources and programs on campus specifically supporting LGBTQ students and their allies.
The following organizations and resources on campus help to create a fun, exciting, and safe experience for LGBTQ students and their allies on our campus:
This office serves as direct support for LGBTQ individuals, provides supportive programming, and acts as a network for LGBTQ faculty, staff, students and alumni, including their respective support groups.
A student-run group of LGBTQ & ally members who are dedicated to being educators and activists on campus in order to create an increasingly LGBTQ-friendly culture. Similar to a "gay-straight alliance," this group is open to all.
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A student-run group of LGBTQ members dedicated to enhancing the social and support networks for queer students. This group provides a social outlet, a place for members to meet others like themselves, and an avenue for members to organize around relevant political issues and events.
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LGBTQ Library Collections
LGBTQ Studies, Women's Studies, and LGBTQ Initiatives contribute to a special collection in the Colgate University Libraries database. Please visit the Colgate University Libraries
site, or search the Women's Studies directory
directly to access the collection. Debbie Krahmer is our reference librarian specializing in LGBT research and collections.
Contact Debbie: firstname.lastname@example.org
During classes, every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. the LGBTQ and ally community comes together to connect over a meal at Frank Dining Hall. You and all members of the Colgate and Hamilton communities are welcome!
QueerFest: Celebrating all Identities
This annual event, formerly known as "Big Gay Weekend," provides LGBTQ and ally students an opportunity to network, socialize, and learn with their peers at a conference-style program of speakers, workshops, and social events.
This event celebrates the ambitions and accomplishments of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer seniors as they prepare to graduate. The event includes recognition of specific individuals for their great impact on our community.
Safe Zone Training
This training, open to faculty, staff, and students, aims to create a supportive campus climate by encouraging conversation around gender identity and sexual orientation, homophobia, heterosexism, and various oppressions. By educating members of the campus community about current LGBTQ-related issues, members of the campus community can be more prepared to provide support and resources on LGBTQ and Ally concerns. Any person or group can request a Safe Zone training by contacting LGBTQ Initiatives.
National Coming Out Week
National Coming Out Day in October is a day to celebrate and to support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally individuals. By recognizing this day across our community, we can demonstrate that Colgate is a place for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni to live openly. Events include social activities, Coming Out Panel, Coming Out Door and Door Burning, and the Annual BBQueer hosted by alumnus Neal Rosenberg ’74.
You have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend or present at national and regional conferences focusing on LGBTQ research, education, community organizing, or activism. In the past, students have attended all of the following: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force-Creating Change, Expanding the Circle for Higher Education Professionals, and Northeast LGBT Conference.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Service and Celebration
During the month of November, time is set aside a time to memorialize those injured or killed due to anti-trans hate and prejudice. By celebrating a range of gender identities, and educating on gender issues, we can help support and protect our transgender, gender-queer and queer friends.