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Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center


WELCOME TO GIESORC

EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, AND ENGAGEMENT



MISSION STATEMENT

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) promotes education, empowerment, and engagement for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally (LGBTQ+) constituents across the Washington State University system.


THE CENTER

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Contact

Matthew Jeffries
509-335-8841
matthew.jeffries@wsu.edu

Location

 

Compton Union Building (CUB) 401


SIGNATURE INITIATIVES

UndocuQueer

The UndocuQueer Conference is a joint effort between the GIESORC, Multicultural Student Services, and the Crimson Group to illuminate issues in the intersections of undocumented immigrants and the LGBTQ+ community. More information can be found at the UndocuQueer Conference website here.

InQueery Symposium

The InQueery Symposium is a one night event featuring a national speaker and student presentations related to the LGBTQ+ community.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration of all the LGBTQ+ graduates and their allies.


NEWS AND UPDATES


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Upcoming Events

  • LGBTQ+ Faculty, Staff, and Graduate/Professional Student Social

    Join us at Paradise Creek brewery to meet fellow LGBTQ+ affirming faculty, staff, and graduate students.

    Date: Oct 26 2018 17:00 - Oct 26 2018 19:00 | Location: Paradise Creek Brewery


  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Polefit

    Learn Polefit in the Chinook Student Center with fellow LGBTQ+ friends and allies. Chinook membership is required to attend.

    Date: Oct 27 2018 14:15 - Oct 27 2018 15:15 | Location: Chinook Student Center


  • Ally Training

    Ally Training is a broad presentation on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* individuals!

    After participating in this training, attendees will be able to:

    • Differentiate between sexual orientation, sex, gender expression, and gender identity.
    • Describe issues LGBT individuals experience in higher education and in society.
    • Recognize heterosexual and cisgender privilege in higher education and in society.
    • Define terms that are most salient in the LGBT community.
    • Discuss how to be a better ally to the LGBT community.

    To enroll in a currently scheduled session through Human Resource Services, please click here to register. These are open to all campuses!

    Date: Oct 29 2018 09:00 - Oct 29 2018 11:00 | Location: CUB 406 (4th Floor Meeting Room)


  • InQueery Symposium

    Date: Oct 29 2018 16:00 - Oct 29 2018 19:30 | Location: Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center


  • Zombie Apocalypse Lunch

    Enjoy some pasta in the center on Halloween! 

    Date: Oct 31 2018 11:00 - Oct 31 2018 13:00 | Location: CUB 401 (GIESORC)


  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Swim Night

    Take a dip in the Smith Gym Pool with LGBTQ+ friends and allies.

    Date: Nov 06 2018 19:00 - Nov 06 2018 21:00 | Location: Smith Gym Pool


  • Ally Training

    Ally Training is a broad presentation on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* individuals!

    After participating in this training, attendees will be able to:

    • Differentiate between sexual orientation, sex, gender expression, and gender identity.
    • Describe issues LGBT individuals experience in higher education and in society.
    • Recognize heterosexual and cisgender privilege in higher education and in society.
    • Define terms that are most salient in the LGBT community.
    • Discuss how to be a better ally to the LGBT community.

    To enroll in a currently scheduled session through Human Resource Services, please click here to register. These are open to all campuses!

    Date: Nov 19 2018 10:00 - Nov 19 2018 12:00 | Location: CUB 406 (4th Floor Meeting Room)