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The LGBTQ Center is staffed Monday through Friday by student volunteers. Volunteers work in teams of two to maintain the Center and answer inquiries. Volunteers also work on special projects such as bathroom mapping, developing materials, and producing media. Check back here at the beginning of September 2019 to fill out the Interest Form and to sign-up! Contact the Operations Intern, Indiyah (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Every year, student interns work with the Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Student Services and help run some of the major functions of the LGBTQ Center. The internship positions include:
- Education Intern
- Operations Intern
- Outreach Intern
- Programs Intern
The APPLICATION for 2019-2020 interns has closed. Applications for 2020-2021 will be available in March.
The LGBTQ Center’s Speakers Bureau consists of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to educate the University community about LGBTQ+ issues. The Speakers Bureau presents in an open Q&A panel format that allows for a great deal of interaction between the audience and the members of the panel.
We are happy to present in classrooms, residence halls, Greek organizations, diversity workshops or retreats – just about anywhere! Interested in having the LGBTQ Center Speakers Bureau present to your organization, or in becoming a panelist? Contact the Education Intern, Blake (lgbtqSpeakersBureau@virginia.edu).
We are always interested in reaching out to different community organizations that help develop our diverse LGBTQ+ community. If you are a part of a community organization interested in getting in contact with the LGBTQ Center, please contact the Outreach Intern, Zoe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UVA LGBTQ+ Organizations
Atheletes 4 Equality (CIO): Facebook page - Athletes for Equality is the CIO for LGBT* athletes and their allies. We're a chill organization focused on bringing athletes together.
HISE - Hoos for Inclusive Sexual Education - HISE is a group of students advocating for LGBTQIA+ sexual education in public school systems on the local, state, and federal level.
oSTEM at Virginia: oSTEM's purpose is to empower and celebrate LGBTQ+ STEM majors at the University of Virginia through professional and social programs and initiatives.
The Q* Anthology of Queer Culture: Q* is a student-run, annual literary magazine and online platform that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art related to LGBTQ (or queer) culture at the University of Virginia.
Queer Grads: A social group for LGBTQ+ graduate students at the University of Virginia. Each semester, we organize several social events, all of which are open to members as well as friends, significant others, and allies. Our past events have included wine tastings, mixers, happy hours, brunches, and more. For more information, contact Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Student Services.
Sigma Omicron Rho (Queer & Allied Gender-Inclusive Fraternity): Facebook page or email at SigmaOmicronRho@gmail.com -- ΣΟΡ is U.Va.'s only LGBTQ and Allied Gender-Inclusive Fraternity, whose mission is to promote LGBTQ visibility, friendship, social events, service, awareness, and pride.
UVA Academic School Organizations
Pride at McIntire: promotes the understanding, inclusion, and success of LGBTQ people at the McIntire School of Commerce by engaging and collaborating with LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff and McIntire Allies
qRN: an LGBTQ+ organizaiton for UVA Nursing students. Please contact Tyler Gaedecke (email@example.com).
Additional Email Listservs
QSU News: The Queer Student Union’s weekly bulletin of meetings and events.
QSU Chat: Chat group for queer students.
SOR Interest List: For updates about Sigma Omicron Rho open events and recruitment. Contact SigmaOmicronRho@gmail.com to be added.
Athletes 4 Equality: For updates from Open Athletes.
UVA Pride: Mailing list for UVA’s LGBT faculty & staff group.