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LGBTQ+ Resources 

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You don't have to be OUT to come IN 

Our mission is to support equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of STEM. While serving as advocates for inclusive excellence and equity, we strive to make those on Auburn University's campus feel comfortable and safe, so they can prosper and excel. Our mission is inspired by what we value, what we learn, and what we hope to create: a more inclusive environment for everyone to thrive within COSAM. It is our goal to inspire everyone to take a courageous step to inspire equity and inclusive excellence throughout COSAM.

In accordance with our mission and goals, our staff have undergone SafeZone safezone.jpgtraining, a program designed to help us work towards our goal of creating a safe space for all students, faculty, and staff here on campus. Specifically, SafeZone works to educate faculty, staff, and students about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students. Just look for the SafeZone sticker outside of our offices and know you are in a safe space!

LBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continue to struggle to openly be themselves (Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting retention), and this is something we want to change within the College of Sciences and Mathematics by providing students and faculty the resources they need to be comfortable and succeed here on campus and beyond.

Campus resources:

Spectrum: Auburn University's Gay-Straight Alliance

Auburn University's Gay-Straight Alliance is here to promote mutually supportive relationships among all students in the interest of advancing campus and community diversity.spectrum.jpg

Spectrum serves as a safe place for students who are part of gender, sexual, and romantic minorities (GSRMs), those who are still discovering themselves, and their allies to gather and discuss topics that relate to them, as well as establish an environment free from discrimination based on sexual orientation as well as gender identity and expression.

 

Other internet resources:

Bill Nye On Sexuality And Gender Spectrum

10 LBTQ Leaders Reinventing Science and Technology

500 Queer Scientists

 

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