1. Message from the staff
Summer has been busy at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center! From conducting Safe Zone training for the Office of Residence Life and supporting the First-Year Reading Program to expanding our book library, developing a Strategic Plan, and working on fall events, we are excited to share the fruits of our labor.
Take a look at highlights below and remember the GSRC is open from 8am-10pm every day for all your lounging and resourcing needs. Hope you can stop by and feel free to bring Kat or Susannah a cool glass of lemonade! (Kat requests a pink paper umbrella).
Dr. Susannah Bartlow
Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
2. Safe Zone Updates
The Safe Zone training sessions are well underway. Assessments from our first three training sessions have indicated that the program has increased both participants’ understanding of current LGBTQ terminology as well as confidence in addressing issues of gender and sexuality on campus. In the next few months we hope to increase the training opportunities for faculty and staff, as well as encourage the development of a Safe Zone curriculum for undergraduate students.
Safe Zone was launched in Spring 2014 as a way to provide a supportive environment for LGBTQ members of the campus community and to create visible safe spaces for LGBTQ members of the campus community across campus. For more information, please visithttp://www.marquette.edu/gender-resources/safe-zone-program.shtml.
3. Welcome 2014-15 Faculty Fellows!
Please join us in welcoming our GSRC Faculty Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year! In Fall 2014, Dr. Debra Oswald from the Department of Psychology will be joining us for a student and faculty joint research project on gender and sexuality orientation discrimination/bias. Sameena Mulla will be in residency in Spring 2015 creating publications from the spring 2013 Responding to Rape Workshop and continuing research on sexual assault cases in the Milwaukee court system. We are excited to have them at the GSRC!
4. Book Library Expansion
We are delighted to announce that we have received oodles of books from UW Milwaukee’s LGBT Resource Center. They are overtaking our storage closet, eagerly waiting to be catalogued and checked out by YOU the Marquette community! Come on over to the GSRC resource library and borrow a book or two!
We also have a GSRC Free Library, with an eclectic collection of novels, short stories, anthologies, and even museum look-books! The Free Library is a “take a book, leave a book” system, so stop by for a free beach read!
We are always accepting donations to the free library or the resource library. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your book donation.
5. Community Outreach
Susannah Bartlow and Kathryn Connor attended Preview Days for the incoming first-year students, meeting lots of interested students and families and providing early promotion for the fall launch of our volunteer program. In addition, on July 26 at 10:30am, the Center will be hosting a reception during Alumni Reunion weekend. Stop by the center to meet students and Board members and connect with Marquette alumni interested in the Center’s work!
6. Give to the Center!
As the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center programs continue to expand, we need your help! To donate, simply visit www.marquette.edu/giveonline, choose “Other” and “GSRC” to direct your giving to the Center. Your gift will support expanding the Safe Zone training program, developing educational projects like a Women’s Leadership Institute, and building visibility for the Center’s work.
Remember, there are always opportunities to get involved with the GSRC. For more information on how you can help, and for information on how your donation is supporting the GSRC, we invite you to visit us online, at