I 'm not out yet, but I'm hoping to get connected with resources and others while I'm in school. Where should I begin?
Stop by and visit us! That's what the LGBT Resource Center is here for! We are always here to talk and provide you a safe place to discuss anything you'd like, including coming out. You can also check out our coming out info page. If you'd like we can also help you set up a meeting with the leader of our LGBT student group, SPECTRUM.
Is there faculty or someone I can talk to if I have a problem?
You can always chat with your advisor or someone at the Wellness Center if you encounter any academic or personal problems while on campus. Of course, you can always call or stop by the LGBT Resource Center for more information or just to talk.
Is there a Gay-Straight Alliance at UCCS?
Yes! SPECTRUM is the name of our LGBT and Allies student club. There are also several other groups that support LGBT students. Go to Mountain Lion Connect to find more student organizations and clubs.
Are there nondiscrimination policies in place at UCCS?
In 2007, the State of Colorado added "sexual orientation" to the state's employment non-discrimination laws. Sexual orientation in state law is defined to include heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender status. In 2008, the State of Colorado added "sexual orientation" to the state's housing and public accommodations nondiscrimination laws with SB200.
Specifically at UCCS, the University of Colorado Regents have passed policy that states "The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities."
What's the overall climate for LGBT students?
UCCS received a score of 3 out of 5 from Campus Pride. The Chancellor's LGBT Task Force, the LGBT Resource Center, and other leaders of diversity on campus continue to work toward achieving 5 stars!
I'm new to the city - What can I find out about LGBT Colorado Springs?
Colorado Springs has a vibrant LGBT community, complete with LGBT clubs, organizations, and an LGBT youth program.
Is the Wellness Center knowledgeable about LGBT issues?
Click here for more information about the Wellness Center. Members of the Wellness Center participate on the Chancellor's LGBT Task Force, and have continually worked to provide both LGBT friendly and LGBT competent care. If you have additional questions, please contact the LGBT Resource Center or the Wellness Center.
What scholarships are available to LGBT students?
The Alexander Foundation provides scholarships to LGBT Students in Colorado, and the Point Foundation provides scholarships to LGBT students across the country, and has a comprehensive list of other grants and scholarship opportunities that may be available. HRC also has a large list of leads that may be useful. We also recommend searching for scholarships specific to your field of interest, which may include LGBT and non-LGBT specific opportunities.