Coalition is open to students as well as staff, faculty and community. On campus there are many great resources related to the work that Coalition does. Coalition provides a safe space for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, but we hope to extend and promulgate "Safe Spaces" all over campus. You will notice all around campus—on the doors of professors' offices, on dorm room doors and walls, in residence halls and and buildings—Safe Zone posters, created by GLBTQ to mark spaces throughout campus as safe places for people to express their gender and sexuality freely, without judgment or discrimination.
Whitman provides support for LGBT identifying and allied community members. For more information, visit these links:
GLBTQ: An endowment-funded support organization for gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and/or questioning individuals. Meetings are private and confidential.
Action Against Hate: Action Against Hate is a committee made up of students, staff, and faculty concerned about hate and bias in our community. Their website contains information about the different projects the committee is working on, as well as information and resources on reporting and preventing hate crimes and hate incidents (also called bias incidents).
Whitman Counseling Center: Provides confidential support for a broad range of counseling needs. Services are free to full-time students, and there are walk-in appointments available every weekday.
Matthew Shepard Lecture Series:Thanks to an anonymous donor, Whitman College launched The Matthew Shepard Lecture Series in 2005. This series brings noted speakers and public figures to our community to address hate crimes and issues of equal rights for all persons regardless of sexual orientation.
Whitman Career Center: Offers placement help for work and internships in LGBT issues.
David Nord Award: An annual award for student and faculty proposals for scholarship, creative work, and projects focusing on gay and lesbian issues. Recipients receive $1,000 and the opportunity to give a campus-wide presentation of their work. Recipients have ranged in focus, from theoretical work, sociological research, and scholarship to music, photography, and performance.
Gender Studies: An academic department at Whitman that offers students a range of interdisciplinary topics specifically addressing LGBT issues and queer theory. Many of the gender studies faculty are allied and affirming, and routinely act as resources for a variety of LGBT concerns. The faculty at Whitman is generally approachable—don't be afraid to meet with gender studies faculty with questions!
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