Trainings provided by the LGBTQA Student Resource Center
Staff and faculty trainings provide an opportunity for participants to actively engage in a variety of educational sessions to learn methods of creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ and ally individuals on campus. The trainings can be tailored to cover topics of interest for your particular area. Please schedule trainings at least two weeks prior to your desired date and let us know if you would like a specific topic covered.
The two basic workshops that are typically offered are LGBTQ 101 - Creating an Inclusive Environment, Transgender 101 - Understanding the "T" and providing a welcoming environment, and Intersectionality 10, discussing the intersections of queerness and race and ethnicity. It is recommended that units start with LGBTQ 101 if they have not had a workshop on LGBTQ topics in the past two to three years.
Our office has also modified trainings to cover special topics. Some examples of specific topics include residence life training (for professional staff and for resident assistants), K-12 Education, University Police training, and trainings for student athletes and athletic staff members.
In addition to trainings on the University Park campus, the LGBTQA Student Resource Center provides" train the trainers" sessions to staff members of the Commonwealth campuses every year. These trainings provide faculty and staff from the Commonwealth campuses with the information and resources to support the LGBTQA populations on their campuses.