Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life Top 10


Top 10 Things To Know - LGBTQIA Life at the "Q of M" 

1.  "Top 50 Most LGBT-Friendly Campuses in the US"

  • Nearly 450 colleges surveyed by CampusPride - 99% overall rating
  • Categories include LGBTQIA Student Life, Academics, Benefits, Recruitment, and Policies
  • Featured in MN Daily campus newsletter, CityPages (local, Star Tribune (local), MN Public Radio (local), ACPA eCommunity, and Huffington Post (national)

2.  Community Education Programs

  • Mix of Open Campuswide Trainings, Classroom Visits, Department-specific Training
  • Community Education Programs include: Social Constructions of Sex and Gender, (Bi)Sexuality 101, Intersectionality 101, (Inter)Sex 101, (Trans)gender 101
  • Conf Presentations:  MN Out Campus Conf, NGLTF Creating Change, MN College Personnel Association

3.  Technology – Get Connected!  (Listserve of 3,000+ / Website / Facebook)

4.  30+ GLBTA groups & initiatives across U of M – Get Involved!

5.  Open & Inclusive Spaces

  • Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life’s Student Lounge Space (40 Appleby Hall)
  • QSCC on 2nd Floor Coffman has a large hangout space
  • Lavender House is a Living-Learning Community (Comstock Hall)
  • Available Gender-Neutral Housing

6.  Academic Awards

  • The GSC gives out Academic Awards as well as student & employee Leadership Awards
  • Academic Awards must be given out to students who will be enrolled for the following semester
  • Recipients are acknowledged at the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life’s Lavender Celebration (April/May)

7.  Academics

8.  Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies

  • Huge archive of GLBT memorabilia, journals, books, Pride Parade swage, etc.
  • Housed in Elmer Anderson Library on the West Bank – Lisa Vecoli, curator
  • Globally recognized
  • Very beneficial for student research papers

9.  Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

  • Student Benefits now match Employee Benefits
  • No fiscal "cap" in services deemed medically necessary by a health care professional
  • Collaboration across Trans Advisory & Action Team, Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Boynton, Office of Student Affairs

10.  Preferred Names


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