LGBTQA Resources at N.C. A&T

Support and resources for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally community at N.C. A&T is currently under the umbrella of the Multicultural Student Center (MSC), and is designed to advocate and create an affirming climate for students, faculty, and staff across sexual orientation and gender identity spectrums.

The functions of LGBTQA resources are to provide a broad and comprehensive range of support, information, education, training, and advocacy services for our LGBTQA students, faculty and staff.

Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment on campus for the LGBTQA community and their allies:

Members of the community can freely and openly acknowledge their gender identity, expression and orientation, recognize their same-sex partners, and voice their needs, concerns, and issues the same as other campus community groups.  The MSC offers a dedicated and safe place where all diverse/special interest groups can comfortably meet for facilitated discussions, and where individuals can drop in to hang out, network and expect to feel welcomed.

The MSC works to provide the needed voice for LGBTQA concerns on campus and play a role in the leadership development for LGBTQA students and provide advisory support to help set relevant University policy. Serving as a liaison, staff provide students and other members of the community with referrals to other processes and services on campus as needed for support in addressing local and national concerns.

People Recognizing Our Underlying Differences (P.R.O.U.D.) –  LGBTQA Support Group:

The P.R.O.U.D Organization was launched in the spring of 2013 as a collaborative effort of N.C. A&T Counseling Center, New Student Programs, the Multicultural Student Center and interested student leaders. 

The purpose of P.R.O.U.D is to support the diverse identities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, Two-Spirit, asexual, allies (LGBTQQIP2SAA), same gender loving people, and allies as individuals and as groups, especially students, faculty and staff of North Carolina A&T State University, with the cultivation of safe, non-judgmental space, educational outreach, advocacy, and visibility of LGBTQQIP2SAA issues and information.  P.R.O.U.D's goal is to provide a safe and understanding atmosphere for all students on campus.

P.R.O.U.D supports the diverse identities of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer, ally/asexual (LGBTQA), and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially students, faculty and staff of North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T), with the cultivation of safe, non-judgmental space, educational outreach, advocacy, and visibility of LBGTQA issues and information.  The organization helps to provide a safe and understanding atmosphere for all students on campus.

For information to join P.R.O.U.D, contact the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) at 336-334-7800, or E-mail: ncatproud@gmail.com.

The Advisors are:
Gerald Spates, Multicultural Student Center, Director

Todd Simmons, University Relations, Associate Vice Chancellor

Educational Training Services and Advocacy Support:

The MSC supports outreach to the LGBTQA community campus-wide, and advising support to the campus student-led organization, P.R.O.U.D.  P.R.O.U.D offers programs that explore LGBTQA issues, identities, histories, culture and contributions and foster a sense of community on campus in the process. Programming initiatives address homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism and their complex intersectionalities with race, ethnicity, religion, class, and culture.

Workshops and symposia on issues of special relevance to the LGBTQA community are designed to educate and enlighten members of both the LGBTQA and broad university communities with a goal of improving the campus climate.

Programming and educational services are targeted specifically to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff designed to help inform, educate and raise awareness of both local, national and global matters about LGBTQA issues. The MSC Center staff collaborate to coordinate events, activities, and provide advocacy to heighten awareness and create a visible presence of LGBTQA individuals across many cultures, races, and social classes.

On an individual basis, staff in the MSC provide students and other members of the community with referrals to other processes and services on campus as needed for support in addressing concerns.

Resources of special interest to the LGBTQA community are made available in the form of books, videos, and key LGBTQA publications, and are housed in the MSC Resource Library. 

Other Resources include:

  • SAFE Zone Training - (Twice a semester)
  • Trans Zone Training - (Once a semester)
  • PRIDE Week Celebration - (Fall)
  • P.R.O.U.D Week Celebration - (Spring)
  • Diversity Programming and Training - (Yearly)
  • Classroom Lectures and Discussions - (Faculty Invitation)
  • LGBTQA Topical Programs and Discussions - (Yearly)
  • Community Partners Program Collaborations - (Yearly)  
  • LGBTQA Conferences, Symposiums and Leadership Summit Opportunities (Annually)

SINGLE STALL RESTROOM (Gender Neutral) campus locations.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Multicultural Student Center
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 E Market Street
Murphy Hall 204
Greensboro, NC 27411
336-334-7800
MSC@ncat.edu