Register Online Now for Q-Camp Orientation - October 5th
On Sunday, October 5th from 1pm to 4pm, new and returning students are invited to an orientation to UCR campus life and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies community. This informal program will introduce you to student leaders, LGBT Resource Center staff, and programs such as Allies, Peer Connections, and CORE. Refreshments and pizza will be provided. RSVP online here.
Common Ground Fall Welcome Events
- African Student Programs Welcome BBQ - Wednesday, October 8, 4pm to 6pm
- Native American Student Programs Open House - Tuesday, October 14, noon to 2pm @ 229 Costo Hall
- LGBT Resource Center Open House - Tuesday, October 14, 4pm to 6pm @ 245 Costo Hall - ice cream!
- Asian Pacific Student Programs Fall Welcome - Wednesday, October 15, 6pm to 9pm @ Bell Tower
- Chicano Student Programs Bienvenida - Thursday, October 16, 4pm to 6pm @ Bell Tower
oSTEM Chapter Launching at UCR
If you are interested in becoming an officer or general member of UCR's up and coming chapter of oSTEM - Out in Science, Technology, Engeineering, and Mathematics - then contact email@example.com. oSTEM is a national society committed to educating and promoting leadership in LGBTQ communities in the STEM fields. Membership benefits include LGBTQA-oriented events both social and professional, academic and professional mentoring, networking with professionals, professional recruiting, national conferences, scholarships, and more.
UCR ranked a Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Campus
Using factors leading to a campus experience that is inclusive, welcoming andf respectful of LGBT people as measured by the Campus Climate Index, Campus Pride named UC Riverside one of the top LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation for the thirdyear in a row. UCR rated highly in LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, Academic Life, Student Life, Housing, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health and Recruitment and Retention Efforts. Other California campuses in the Top 25 are Stanford University, USC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Cruz. See the complete story here.
David Bohnett CyberCenter now features 6 new iMac Computers, Adobe desktop publishing software
The David Bohnett Foundation has "refreshed" the LGBT Resource Center's CyberCenter with 6 new iMac computers and a new printer/scanner. Every computer features not only Apple's creative software such as iMovie and GarageBand, but also Microsoft Office Small Business and Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional). The CyberCenter is available during center hours, Monday-Thursday until 8pm and Friday until 6pm for student group projects, class assignents, and general internet access.
UC Riverside Named a Top-10 Trans-Friendly Campus in U.S.
From The Advocate (8/15/12):
"...UC Riverside (UCR) is one of the country’s most active colleges in educating the campus about trans people. Through its LGBT Resource Center, UCR offers an ally training program specifically about the experiences of trans people, and it commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance through a series of posters displayed around campus that feature individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity or expression. Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color. In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students. This year, the college collaborated with eight other campuses to organize the country’s first intercampus retreat for trans/genderqueer and gender-questioning college students, building on a highly successfully trans retreat at UC Irvine in 2011."