The purpose of the Sexuality & Gender Education Program provided by the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement (IEE) is to educate, encourage, and provide support to campus community members who are seeking practical and tangible skills on how to create a more affirming and inclusive space for the LGBTQ+ community. Through various educational opportunities, students, staff, and faculty will learn about current systemic issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community, various terminology and concepts related to the expansion of sexuality and gender identities, while using critical self-reflection as a learning tool to better understand how their professional and personal experiences impact their understanding of identities outside of their own.
After each workshop, participants will be able to share the various resources for LGBTQ+ students both on and off campus, as well as begin to develop the skills to enhance change in their own departments, units, or organizations that celebrate the expansion of sexualities and gender identities.
This 3 hour training is for staff and faculty interested in gaining foundational knowledge regarding LGBTQ+ identities, terminology, and on-campus and off-campus resources for students. This training is required if staff and faculty want to attend future SAGE Program experiences.
The Friendly Peer Training is a 1.5 hour training for undergraduate and graduate student and provides foundational information regarding terminology, resources, and how to be a more friendly peer .