Resources and Upcoming Events for LGBTQ Students and Allies
Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:04AM
By Shawn Warner-Garcia, Program Coordinator in General Tools, Mentorship, Networking, Professional Development, Self-improvement, grad student, graduate student, historical, lgbtq, rcsgd, uc santa barbara, ucsb

As the school year kicks off, there are many upcoming events and opportunities for LGBTQ, similarly identified, and supportive graduate students. The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) works with students, staff, and faculty to ensure that LGBTQ identities, experiences, and concerns are represented and addressed at UCSB.

The center aims to create a vibrant and engaging environment through:

Additionally, the RCSGD hosts regular events specifically for graduate students. Upcoming events:

LGBTQ Graduate Student Mixer
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m.
The Imperial

Meet other LGBTQ, similarly identified, and supportive graduate students. Build community, and celebrate fall! RSVP on this Facebook page.

Queer Grad Chatz: Queering Mentorship in the Academy
Thursday, Nov. 12, 12 p.m.

RCSGD Lounge (3rd floor of the Student Resource Building)
Queer Grad Chatz is an opportunity for grads to come together to discuss how queer identities impact experiences of graduate training, professionalization, and research. The installment will focus on mentorship, including strategies for working with faculty as well as how to more effectively serve as mentors to others.

Get Involved

Do you have ideas about how to increase opportunities and support for queer, transgender, and similarly identified graduate students? Are you interested in working with other graduate students to make these ideas a reality? Email Alex Kulick or stop by the RCSGD.

Stay in Touch

If you want to stay up to date on events, programs, and happenings around campus relevant to queer and transgender graduate students as well as other events by the RCSGD, join the Google Group and/or Facebook Group. You can also follow the RCSGD on Facebook and on Instagram for a full listing of all events and services.

Students in front of the RCSGD in the Student Resource Building. Photo courtesy of the RCSGD.

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