Explore LGBT resources across campus, such as those provided by:
Hart Career Center
The Career Center is bronze certified by Out for Work, an organization that provides assistance to LGBT students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master job search techniques and strategies, and research employment opportunities. The Career Center will also be working to facilitate participation among LGBT students in the Out for Work 2013 National Conference to be held September 27-29, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.
Career Center staff members also welcome opportunities to talk with students openly and honestly about how career opportunities intersect with LGBT identity. Stop in to the Minor Myers Welcome Center to explore these issues and our LGBT-oriented resources today!
Arnold Health Services
Staff at the Arnold Health Services understand that one's LGBT identity is a significant part of a holistic approach to health care. We provide information and services supportive of the unique health needs of each client, and maintain a current knowledge of the ways that being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender can complicate health care delivery. Help us help you by sharing yourself with us fully and authentically!
Also, visit the Arnold Health Services website for links to health education materials relevant to LGBT individuals.
Counseling and Consultation Services
Counseling and Consultation Services aspires to create a safe, affirming, accepting and welcoming environment that embraces human diversity. Staffed by licensed mental health providers who subscribe to the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Association for Licensed Social Workers, you can be confident that our sessions are confidential. We cannot by law tell anyone that you are a client at CCS or share information without your consent.
LGBT students, as many of us, face struggles with some aspects of life and desire to gain insight and make changes in their lives. Through counseling services, you may explore thoughts, perceptions, reactions, behaviors and emotions in order to better understand yourself. Counseling can assist in reducing stress and physical symptoms. It can improve the ability to engage in healthy decision-making, and enhance relationships with others. Call 309/556-3052 to make an appointment to meet with a counselor.
The Office of the Chaplain and the Evelyn Chapel welcome conversations about the spiritual life and contributions of LGBT persons among all walks of faith. Our space is sacred and safe, and you are welcome here. To that end, IWU Pride Alliance holds its weekly meetings in the Evelyn fellowship space. The University Chaplain's office is a Safe Zone.
Hansen Student Center and
Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs
Whether it is striving to provide a safe and inclusive space where students can express themselves, bringing in performers that students can connect/identify with, or providing a venue where LGBTQ events are held; the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs supports and serves LGBTQ students.
Current and past student organizations that provide support for the LGBTQ community include IWU Pride Alliance and Jugglers Against Homophobia. Stop in to the Involvement Center in the Dug Out to explore involvement opportunities or discuss how your passions can be reflected through participation in an existing RSO or the development of something brand new!
The Titan Leadership Program and First Year Leadership Institute both include content training on the importance of relational, values-based, and ethical leadership, including leadership grounded broadly in practices of inclusion. LGBTQ students are valued as applicants and members of these important developmental programs.
It is an important value for our Office of Student Activities programmers that all students are exposed to performers and entertainers that are relatable and authentic, reflecting a broad range of identities and characteristics, and challenging mainstream assumptions and stereotypes. We are proud to invite a diverse slate of artists to campus each semester, and Hansen Center Court has hosted the following LGBTQ performers in recent years: Jen Kober, Madeline Hsu-Li, and the Rev Jamie Washington, among others.