Outreach Dartmouth will continue hosting discussions and creating dialogue on queer issues 13 Spring. This term Dartmouth will also be hosting the Seeds of Change: Gender, Scholarship and Social Justice Lecture series. Keep posted for updates about awesome events this term.
The biggest LGBTQA+ of the term was on huge success on Friday night. Lots of wonderful people showed up in style and the performances by many strong individuals was amazing. Thanks to everyone who came out and look forwarding so seeing everyone at many more fun events coming up.
Outreach is now accepting applications from both potential mentees and mentors for 13W! Simply blitz the appropriate application to the Outreach account!
This Fall we held our annual mentor training in which we prepare student peers on a range of issues relevant to the LGBTQ community including coming out to friends and family, positive sexuality and mental health, heteronormativity, intersectionality, and trans issues.
This year we also educated allies to partake in freshman floor facilitations and to be campus resources for questions about LGBTQ life.
We held several community dinners with faculty and administrators, including Larissa Hopkins, T.M. Mosley, and Judy Williams, co-sponsored an event surrounding the progress of queer activism at Dartmouth with Women’s Forum and LGBTQ advisor Pam Misener, and threw a joint “Drag-o-ween party” with GSX. In addition, we worked with Dick’s House staff and Pam to run a continuing medical education discussion aimed at creating a safe and comfortable space for LGBTQ students in health services. As part of an initiative to increase campus awareness, we are facilitating discussions with Greek houses on LGBTQ issues and sensitivity.
As you have probably heard, our LGBT advisor Pam Misener will be leaving Dartmouth after fall term following many years of building Dartmouth’s LGBT community. We’re looking forward to benefitting from Pam’s advice and experience until her departure, and we will continue to work closely with OPAL to ensure that we have a support system. OPAL’s new director Alysson Satterlund is a great ally and we anticipate a wonderful collaboration with her over the next year.
Thanks to the amazing Kurt Prescott ‘12 for his leadership and commitment to Outreach over the past year as Outreach’s Co-Chair. As you know, Kurt was a great resource and worked tirelessly to improve the program and build relationships with partners on campus. Wish Kurt the best as he heads on to graduate school at Harvard next year!
Outreach is now accepting applications from both potential mentees and mentors for 12S! Simply blitz the appropriate application to the Outreach account!
We are now processing questionnaires for 12W mentees! Simply fill out the questionnaire found under the “mentees” tab and e-mail it to email@example.com! We look forward to hearing from you!
OUTreach is pleased to kick off its second complete year in action with the training of 26 great new mentors from the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Anyone can apply to be a mentee, but we’re especially excited to welcome the class of 2015 to Dartmouth!
LGBTQ Peer Mentors trains current Dartmouth students as mentors to help peers develop a positive LGBTQ identity while successfully adapting to life at Dartmouth.
The program hopes to help students explore their personal interests, take advantage of campus resources, and find their own sense of community.
So far, the program has trained over 20 undergraduate students as mentors within a term of being established.
Training involves a cohesive curriculum of workshops to prepare students for their roles as mentors. The program mentors have been in full force since the arrival of the class of 2014.