Office: 651-793-1544 TTY: 651-772-7687
GSSSO provides safe spaces for all members of the Metropolitan State University community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality.
The center also facilitates responsiveness to the needs of women and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) communities through resources, education, outreach and advocacy. Gender and Sexuality support exists to provide programming, advocacy, support, outreach, information, and referrals that serve to educate and empower women and LGBTQA members of Metropolitan State.
Our services are available to all. We value all women and LGBTQA people and their varied identities and experiences, and we seek to create a university-wide climate that supports and advocates for the diverse needs of these communities.
Services we provide:
Gender Student Support Services
Gender Services exists to directly address these and any other concerns that keep women from academical and personal success. While anything can be a women's issue, we recognize that there are certain issues that affect women disproportionately. These include (but are not limited to):
Gender Identity and Sexuality Student Support Services
Through advocacy, academic advising, and educational and social programs, the LGBTQA Support Services is designed to enhance the educational experience of all LGBTQA students and their allies at Metropolitan State. The office serves all members of the Metropolitan State community interested in gaining a better understanding the LGBTQA community.
The Metropolitan State University Ally Training Program began in the spring of 1996 and has trained over one hundred students, staff, and outside community members to be allies to the LGBTQA community. An ally is a person who works toward combating homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism on both a personal and institutional level.
Members of the Metropolitan State community who wish to become recognized allies attend a two-session workshop and are provided with ally buttons and rainbow triangle stickers to display in their offices.
LGBTQA Student Coordinating Committee
Our organization endeavors to provide a safe, accepting environment for Metropolitan State students through mutual support and informational social activities.
The LGBTQA Student Coordinating Committee has evolved into an active organization that offers a variety of opportunities for Metropolitan State LGBTQA students, their friends, families and allies. Join us and thousands of others as we take part in:
To join the LGBTQA Student Coordinating Committee Listserv, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about any of the resources listed on this page, conatct Sabrina ("Saby") Labor:
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