University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Programs

Mentor Program

This program connects LGBTQ and Women students with University of Texas faculty and staff. Through the program, students gain the support and validation of faculty and staff. The formal mentor-mentee relationship lasts one academic year; however, many mentors and mentees maintain contact with one another well past the one-year mark.

Mentor Application Form | Mentee Application Form


Walk-in Advising

The GSC is available to provide support and assistance to any campus LGBTQ, women’s or ally organization. Individuals are also welcome.


GSC Listserv

Are you on the listserv? The GSC Center has a listserv that tells you everything you need to know. Well … almost. We send out two weekly emails that post notices of events, scholarships, pertinent news items and meetings. To join the listserv, please send us an email requesting to be on the list.


Lending Library

We have a large collection of literature in the GSC. We have books, magazines, videotapes and DVDs that are available to be checked out. We welcome suggestions for new books or movies – just contact us and let us know what you’d be interested in. We are always looking to expand our library, so if you have literature or related materials you would like to donate, please stop by our office.

Click here for a list of everything in the GSC Lending Library.


GSC’s Education Program

Are you interested in learning more about gender and sexuality issues? The Gender and Sexuality Center conducts numerous trainings, including, “Advertising: What Are We Really Being Sold?,” “Gender Roles: Be a Good Girl/Act Like a Man,” “LGBTQA Identities: The Basics,” “Ally Toolkit: Resources to Support LGBT Individuals,” ” Bisexuality: Getting to The Rarely Discussed “B” in LGBT,” ” Transgender Identities: Expanding Concepts of Gender,” “Movies as Learning: Watch, Discuss, and Learn” Please submit your request, using the “Workshop Request Form” at least two weeks prior to the desired date of the training.

Workshop Request Form
Movies as Learning Request Form


Peers for Pride

The Gender and Sexuality Center is pleased to announce a new Peer Facilitation program for academic credit, “Peers for Pride.” The primary goal of this program is to train peer facilitators to lead workshops about sexual orientation and gender identity across the UT campus.

Members of the “Peers for Pride” program are required to take one class in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. During the fall semester course, “Confronting LGBTQ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them,” students learn basic facilitation skills while taking an in-depth look at some issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. During the spring semester course, “Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action,” peer facilitators have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus.

Participants are required to make a two-semester commitment to the program. Interested students must complete an application and an interview with the program’s director and course instructor, Shane Whalley, LMSW. For more information, contact Shane at swhalley@austin.utexas.edu.