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Gender Inclusive Restrooms on Campus

With help from the SGA Diversity Committee and OUTreach Ambassadors, I am pleased to post an inventory of Gender Inclusive Restrooms in academic buildings on campus. We have not yet completed the inventory of residential halls or athletic buildings.

Do you know of one not on the list? Please let us know the building, room, and accessibility. Send us a photo of the outside with signage too, if you can.

Greve 115, 116
Nathalie Haslam Music Building 111, 112
Hodges Library 241
South College 200, 300
Temple Hall 206, 207, B005
Student Health Center 6 down corridor, 1 in counseling center
Austin Peay 308, 408
Hearing & Speech Center 215, B003
Henson Hall 119, 217, 327, 128C (building under renovation)
Melrose Hall F (next to OUTreach Center)

This Week at OUTreach — Jan 26

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

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WEEKLY PROGRAMS

 

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Topic: Erasure in the LGBTQ community.
Wednesday, January 28
4:00-6:00 PM
Facebook Event

Next Week: UT’s Trans Health Program with speakers Dr. Morgan and Dr. Barstch

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Sex Ed Queered

This week: Pregnancy Prevention
Next week: STI/STD Prevention
Facebook Event

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Discussion Groups

 

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Note: QPOC group location will rotate, sign up for updates on location.

 

 

 

 

Nominations for Chancellor’s Honors
http://honorsbanquet.utk.edu/

 

This week at OUTreach–Jan 19

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Topic: State of the Union.  Obama’s speech included the words lesbian, bisexual and transgender.  This was the first time these words were ever included in a State of the Union address.  Let’s discuss and debate Obama’s work for the LGBTQ community.
Wednesday, January 21
4:00-6:00 PM

Next Week: Erasure in the Queer Community

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Bi/Pan Discussion Group
Thursday, January 22
7:00-8:00 PM
*Discussion Groups are for those who identify as or are questioning that identity.

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Ace Discussion Group
Thursday, January 227:00-8:00 PM
*Discussion Groups are for those who identify as or are questioning that identity.

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Safe Zone Training sponsored by Multicultural Student Life
Sunday, January 25
4:00-7:00 PM
Black Cultural Center
RSVP

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Our spring semester calendar

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Vice Chancellor Hall’s Remarks on National Center Awareness Day

This is National Center Awareness Day—a special occasion when we get to recognize all that LGBTQ Centers do for their communities.  The OUTreach Center has been making a difference on campus for nearly five years.  In that time, OUTreach has given students a place where they belong.  It provides volunteer and leadership opportunities, a chance for understanding and visibility, and a place for community and pride.

 

On this inaugural Center Awareness Day, we celebrate all that OUTreach is and all that it can be.  In a letter to Centers around the country, President Obama said, “Centers like yours help us become not only more accepting, but more equal as well.”  And, this is true.  The Center is helping to make our campus more accepting, more fair, and more equal.

 

But, there is a lot of work to do.  And here is where you all come in.  Just last month, Princeton Review ranked UT, Knoxville as the 14th most Unfriendly University for LGBT students.  That needs to change. And we will change it together.  I invite you to take a pledge to support OUTreach–To attend their programs, to promote their work, to advocate for full funding and support, and to donate, as you are able.  Whether you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual or an Ally, you have a role to play for OUTreach.  Like I always say, Diversity is everybody’s everyday work.

 

Today is the kickoff of the OUTreach Center’s 5 for Five fundraising campaign.  Our goal is to raise $77,500 by the end of Spring 2015 in celebration of OUTreach’s 5th anniversary.  Now, how did we come up with $77,500? Well, it is 5000 supporters giving $5, 500 supporters giving $50, 5 supporters giving $500 and 5 supporters giving $5000.  So, you see, there is a giving level for everyone. :) Earlier today I made a donation of $500 to the campaign. So, now we only need four more at that level. My hope is that we will surpass the goal demonstrating that there is a lot of support for the Center and the students it primarily serves.

 

I appreciate your support, Donna appreciates your support, but most importantly the students benefit from your support.  With your help, I look forward to seeing UT on the most Friendly list in years to come.

Welcome Week Recap

Recap: Welcome Week Event

 

More than 80 students attended the Welcome Week Welcome Event.   Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Rickey Hall and OUTreach Director, Donna Braquet (photo) both took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Tanisha Jenkins (photo), Director of Multicultural Student Life took the challenge too!

Diversity Orgsanizations on Campus

OUTVOLS (LGBTQ and Ally Students)

Lambda Law Society

OUTGrads

Campus Disability Advocates

Latino American Student Organization

Black Cultural Programing Committee

Native American Students Association

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

Asian American Association

Indian American Association

SGA Diversity Affairs

Black Law Society

Law Women

Korean Student Association

Middle Eastern Student Association

Student Organization for Deaf Awareness

Women’s Coordinating Council

OUTVOLS (LGBTQ and Ally Students)

Lambda Law Society

OUTGrads

Campus Disability Advocates

Latino American Student Organization

Black Cultural Programing Committee

Native American Students Association

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

Asian American Association

Indian American Association

SGA Diversity Affairs

Black Law Society

Law Women

Korean Student Association

Middle Eastern Student Association

Student Organization for Deaf Awareness

Women’s Coordinating Council

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