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Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at MOSAIC!

The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC) and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ+) Resource Center are student advocated support services designed to cultivate the holistic development of historically and currently marginalized students at UCCS. Students can expect ongoing programs, trainings, leadership development, intentionally designed resources, and active advising from the full-time staff. 

We encourage you to explore our web pages to learn more about getting involved and becoming a part of the diverse Mountain Lion Family! Hope to see you soon and don't hesitate to get in contact with any of the staff to support you on your collegiate journey and beyond.

MOSAIC Open House

 

UCCS Land Acknowledgment

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) commits to acknowledging the land on which we reside. We honor our Native Indigenous communities past, present, and emerging, and recognize the original inhabitants and traditional guardians of what is now Colorado Springs.

We honor this land as the ancestral home of the ‘Nuuchiu’, which includes the Northern Ute, the Southern Ute, and the Ute Mountain Ute Peoples. The ‘Nuuchiu’ originally referred to Pike’s Peak as ‘Tava-kaavi’, or Sun Mountain, being the first peak of the Shining Mountains to see the sun’s rays.

We also recognize the many Indigenous Peoples in this region, including the Apache Nation, the Arapaho Nation, the Cheyenne Nation, the Comanche Tribe, and the Kiowa Tribe, and their historical and continuing relationships as stewards of this land.

Land acknowledgments do not exist in the past or as historical context. Colonialism is a current and ongoing practice, and thus we remain mindful of its present impacts. As an institution of higher education, we share the responsibility to actively listen, reflect, and center the histories and lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples.

In community, we will work to dismantle the tragic and oppressive systems that displaced Native Peoples and commit to promoting Indigenous visibility and re-indigenizing our spaces.

LGBTQ-Friendly Campus

Pride Index 2023

 

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities.