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Upcoming GLBT Center Trainings Are for Everyone

Being an ally for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) is of great need on campus at NC State and in the local community. In any fight for equality and understanding, a marginalized, oppressed community needs visible and vocal allies. NC State's GLBT Center has been conducting an ally training program called Project SAFE since 1996 that has trained thousands of people. Initially, the program educated faculty and staff to become allies for students. After the first couple of years, the Center realized that students were just as important in the realm of being allies to each other. There are 4-5 training sessions per semester that are open to individuals on campus and in the local community. The Center also facilitates departmental sessions and has helped to create ally programs in the local community at places like GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park.

Project SAFE Training - Everyone Welcome Here

For the past 3 1/2 years, the Center has also been conducting a companion training module called Transgender 101 to help supplement information regarding the needs and concerns facing the Transgender community. After years of collecting feedback, the Center realized that participants still felt unprepared to assist the Transgender community and overall, lacked knowledge regarding gender identity and gender expression. With this in mind, the Center worked with Kasey Ashton, a doctoral student and full-time staff member in the WISE program, who helped create this valuable training module that is offered 2-3 times per semester.

You can sign up for any of the training sessions via the GLBT Center's website. Each participant receives a resource packet, participates in small group discussions, and upon completion of Project SAFE training, is able to display an ally placard. This visible identifier of GLBT allies is critical for students in particular to know if a person is safe and able to assist them if they are in need. The Center also keeps an up to date list of all trained allies on its website. For more information, please visit the GLBT Center's website and consider becoming an ally for the GLBT community.

Please Join the African American Cultural Center for Its Annual Harambee Celebration!

The African American Cultural Center invites you to participate in its annual Harambee program on Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Harambee is the Swahili word meaning “let us come together.” At Harambee, we gather together to welcome new members into our village and to celebrate all of the members of our community. Harambee allows us to introduce student leaders, faculty, administrators, staff and community partners.

This year, Harambee includes a reception and an opportunity to see a sneak preview of “A Day Underneath the Angel Tree” choreographed by John Miller IV, a Junior majoring in psychology. Mr. Miller conceptualized this work during an inspirational spring break service trip to South Carolina where he embraced the Gullah Geechie culture. The Uninhibited Praise Team will join Mr. Miller in his tribute to the Angel Tree.

Harambee is for everyone in our campus community. So, join our village for this welcome celebration. This event is presented in partnership with the AYA African American Cultural Center Student Ambassadors and the NCSU African Student Union. We hope to see you on Monday! The African American Cultural Center appreciates your presence and continued support.

Campus Climate for Interpersonal Violence Prevention: Your Opinion

The Women’s Center is conducting a research study on the NC State campus climate for interpersonal violence prevention. It is seeking NC State undergraduate students to take a quick, online survey that should only take about 15 minutes. The deadline for completing the survey is October 17, 2013 at 5:00PM. While participation in the survey is completely voluntary and anonymous, providing us with honest views and opinions will help ensure that we have the most representative data from our students. It is important to have as much input as possible in making decisions that affect our campus community. Make sure your voice is heard!  

If you have questions about this project, please contact Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph. If you have any problems accessing the survey, please contact the Women’s Center at Thank you in advance for helping us better understand the climate for interpersonal violence prevention and the perception of the Women’s Center here at NC State.

Want to Make a Positive Difference in Your Community?

Read to L.E.A.D.

Read to L.E.A.D. seeks to provide literacy development and intentional conversations about gender, ethnicity, class, and ability through mentoring relationships with youth from the Raleigh community.

Join us in this opportunity to "inspire growth" and promote gender equity and social justice. Choose the most convenient weekly time and commit to making a difference: Tuesdays, 4:00PM-5:30PM; Thursdays, 4:45PM-6:15PM; or Thursdays, 4:15PM-5:45PM.

Please attend the mandatory training and interest meeting on either Tuesday, September 10, 2013 or Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:00PM-5:30PM, Harrelson Hall, Room 330. Contact Dani Beysolow for more information.