Kennesaw State University

GLBTIQ Campus Resources

The University discrimination statement [It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to provide equal opportunities for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin or disability.]: http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/eeo-titleix/overview.php

Kennesaw State University Archives [The mission of the Kennesaw State University Archives is to identify, collect, and make accessible records of enduring value to preserve institutional and community memory into the future. The Archives collects materials that document the activities of Kennesaw State University and individuals and organizations in North Georgia. In 2013, the Archives joined the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, a collaboration of archivists and members of the LGBT community, to raise awareness about the importance of collecting and saving the LGBT history in the state. At the same time, the Archives embarked on an initiative to collect the history of the LGBT community at Kennesaw State University and in North and Northwest Georgia. Recent acquisitions under this initiative include the Jon C. Greaves Collection, the David Neubecker Collection, the Marietta Theatre in the Square Records, and a series of oral history interviews. Archives staff are happy to speak to classes, community groups, and organizations about our mission and collections, as well as to offer tips on the care and organization of physical and digital materials. We rely on these interactions to discover new collections and forge new partnerships.] https://archives.kennesaw.edu/lgbtiq-collecting-initiative

GLBTIQ -SRS [Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive space where students of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations can come to receive support, resources, and referrals in order to aid in the realization of their fullest potential as students, individuals, leaders, community members, and advocates.]: http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/glbtiq/

Office of Diversity [engages in activities that 1) prepare our students, faculty, and staff for professional and personal achievement in a state, nation, and world that is increasingly diverse and interconnected; 2) increase the recruitment, retention, progression, and graduation of all qualified students with a particular focus on the success of those who have been underserved in the past; and, 3) recruit, retain, and promote an increasingly diverse faculty and staff.]: http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/

Commission [The purpose of the Presidential Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives is to serve as an advisory body to the President and other University officials for matters of concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning persons across the University. The GLBTIQ initiative will provide welcoming, visible, and tangible support to ensure that the University's programs and services are inclusive. The Commission will assist the University in developing a vision and perform its charge by recommending, developing, and/or initiating plans, programs, strategies, and resources pertaining to the GLBTIQ community.]: http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/presidential-commissions/glbtiq-initiatives.php

 

Alumni affinity group [This group is meant to provide a space for KSU's LGBTQ Alumni to stay in touch and to foster the development of an official LGBTQ Affinity Group at Kennesaw State.]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/522244164465251/

Safe Space Initiative [Safe Space is a Kennesaw State University campus-wide initiative that offers a visible message of inclusion, acceptance, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. KSU's goal is to have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable on campus so that they can perform at their highest level.]: http://safespace.kennesaw.edu/resources/community.php

Spousal benefits [These are offered through the USG according to the following criteria]: http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/same_sex_spouse_coverage_information

Single occupant restroom map http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/glbtiq/pamphlets/Kennesaw%20Campus%20Restrooms.pdf

Freedom of expression in the classroom (here's the AAUP statement, there's no local statement): http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/legal-program/legal-informational-outlines/academic-freedom-and-professorial-speech

Courses on topic: [GWST 3010 - Queer Theory & Sexuality; AMST 7430: American Identities: Queer Studies and Sexuality; GWST 3010: Queer Theory & Sexuality; GWST 3030: Gender and Popular Culture; GWST 3040: Special Topics in Gender & Women’s Studies: A) Queering the American South; B) LGBTQ Identities; AMST 7330: Identities & Social Groups: LGBTQ Narratives & Identity.
Definitely GWST 1102, 2000, 3070, and 3100 all have GLBTIQ components. Working on course proposals for upper level classes in Gender, Sexuality, and Religion; Queer Methods; Transgender Studies; and The Body in Theory and Practice]: http://isd.hss.kennesaw.edu

 

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