Safe Zone Program Changing Your Name on Blackboard and Patriotweb LGBTQ+ Resources Supports You Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment Mason’s LGBTQ+ Mentoring Program is continuing this Fall!

Safe Zone Program

Join us for one of our many Safe Zone Program dates this semester! More information is available here and you can sign up for a workshop here

Changing Your Name on Blackboard and Patriotweb

As classes move online, it’s important for students to have their chosen name and pronouns reflected on Blackboard. Use this guide to implement Mason’s Chosen Name and Pronoun function on Patriotweb and Blackboard! For an interactive tutorial, go to the Office of the University Registrar’s demo page.

LGBTQ+ Resources Supports You

During this stressful time, know that LGBTQ+ supports any and every student with resources, support, and education. Email us at LGBTQ@gmu.edu if you have questions, concerns, or if you need to schedule a virtual meeting with a full time staff member.

Strategies for Quarantining in a Non-LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment

Social distancing is difficult for everyone but especially if you live in an environment that doesn’t support your identity. Here are just a few general strategies for coping in a non-LGBTQ+ friendly environment

 

Mason’s LGBTQ+ Mentoring Program is continuing this Fall!

Apply to be a mentor for first-year LGBTQ+ students in Fall 2021!
Peer mentor eligibility, expectations, and benefits can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y85yezno
Apply here: https://forms.office.com/r/SEe6ej8RQ0

LGBTQ+ Resources Center, George Mason University

Welcome to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Questioning (LGBTQ+) Resources Center at George Mason University. Starting in 2002, the LGBTQ+ Resources Center has worked for and with the LGBTQ+ and ally communities at George Mason’s campuses to create an environment that is welcoming and conducive to learning. Our Mission: LGBTQ+ Resources Center works to promote the academic success, health, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students and their allies. We work to sustain and strengthen a campus climate of safety, equity, inclusion, and respect in which LGBTQ and ally students can succeed and thrive at Mason.

LGBTQ+ Resources Center Summer 2021

Our team will be available Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm virtually via email (lgbtq@gmu.edu) and our new chat feature available on every page of our website. Additionally, you are able to schedule a virtual appointment through either method to meet with a staff member one-on-one.

Our office suite will be available for students who are interested in utilizing the Trans Clothing Closet and our limited free printing. The office suite will be available Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm.

The LGBTQ+ Resources Center team
lgbtq@gmu.edu

Trans Clothing Closet

To meet the need of Trans and Non-Binary students, we have a large selection of clothing available free-of-charge due to the generosity of donors. To utilize this resources, please reach out to our team via email lgbtq@gmu.edu or in the web chat to schedule an appointment. Currently, we are only available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10:00am-3:00pm for most students. Depending on your unique situation and needs, we may be able to accommodate you in other times/days.

Due to our limited space and previous donations, we are only taking gift card donations for the time being. Based on student requests, we will do targeted clothing drives for just the items requested.

 

 

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Campus Climate Task Force, established in Spring 2011 by University Life and supported by the Provost’s Office and Mason administration, spent 18 months reviewing the issues and concerns across the university for students who are part of the LGBTQ community. One of the projects this task force undertook was locating the gender inclusive bathrooms at Mason. The LGBTQ Campus Climate Task Force created a list of these bathrooms in order to make these facilities more visible to faculty, staff and students.

We are currently refining our list of single stall user locking restrooms that includes all of Mason’s Virginia campuses to work with facilities and signage folks to advocate for the all gender restroom signage pictured here (consistent with current transgender and nonbinary inclusive best practices), but in the meantime, we have checked the Fairfax campus Unisex Restrooms (these restrooms may be labeled Unisex in a variety of ways– including being gendered as both male and female or the half person from a couple years ago), here is a current listing.

 

Campus  Pride Index

George Mason University has been ranked 3.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride LGBTQ Campus Climate Index!  We are among the top of the Virginia schools and aim to improve our ranking in the next year.

 

CONSORTIUM OF HIGHER EDUCATION LGBT RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS

We are a member institution of the National Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

We are located in Student Union Building (SUB) I, Room 2200. That’s the main (2nd) floor, across Patriot’s Lounge from the Info Desk.
Services are available on site, as well as through phone and email communication.

We also have office hours on Arlington and SciTech campuses. Dates and hours vary.

Please stop by or contact us.
Office Phone: 703-993-2702
We are also on Facebook and Twitter

Summer/Pride 2021 Playlist. Music is important to the queer community. Enjoy this playlist of LGBTQ+ and queer adjacent artists, curated by LGBTQ+ Resources staff and Queer Student Leadership Council leaders.