Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is an LGBTQ Resource Center needed on Parkside's campus?
A: The LGBTQ Resource Center is on campus to provide support, resources, and assistance to all students, faculty, and staff on campus. The Center is responsible for developing educational programs for Parkside, as well as the local community.
Q: What is the difference between Rainbow Alliance and the LGBTQ Resource Center?
A: Rainbow Alliance is a major status student organization, whose primary function is to support students and to help educate the general campus community, as well as the local community, on LGBTQQISA issues. While the functions of Rainbow Alliance and the LGBTQ Resource Center are similar, the Center has more of a broad focus and supports the students in their efforts, and acts as an advocate for them, as well as the faculty and staff of Parkside.
Q: What does the acronym, "LGBTQQISA" stand for?
A: LGBTQQISA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, same-gender loving, and ally. You may also see the acronym shortened to "LGBT" or "GLBT."
Q: How can I get involved with the Center or in helping to educate my campus community on LGBTQ issues?
A: If you are a student, the best way for you to be involved is to join either Rainbow Alliance or Queer People of Color (Q.P.O.C.). If you are a faculty or staff member, there is an LGBTQ Faculty/Staff organization that meets on a fairly regular basis. You can also stop by the Center to pick up information on the upcoming Safe Zone program, events on campus, as well as other resources of interest.