For your convenience, we compiled
resources and listed them on a separate page.
Please note that the resources listed below are transgender-inclusive but not
Ambassadors of the Pride Center
The Ambassador program is a student leadership program designed to provide students with opportunities to learn about and apply leadership skills, refine their understanding of and communication of GLBT issues, and advocate for greater GLBT inclusion and equity on campus. They are available to meet with students who have suggestions for the Pride Center, personal concerns, questions about GLBT-related issues, or just would like to talk. Feel free to contact them.
Aware is a student run organization for GLBT students and their allies. Contact AWARE@bridgew.edu for details.
The Barney Frank Equality Scholarship is for students with financial need who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender as well as for allies with financial need who have advocated for the GLBT community. Preference is given to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender and who have lost financial assistance from their parents upon disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Career Services has a list of GLBT-related career resources on their web page.
Counseling and Health Services
Counseling and Health Services provide safe and affirming care to ALL their patients and are committed to excellent care for GLBT students.
Note about HIV testing: HIV testing is confidential, meaning that you
provide your name but the results of your test may not be given to a third party
except when legally mandated. HIV testing can also be done anonymously, meaning
that you don't give your name or any identifying information about you. Some
anonymous testing allows you to identify yourself with a number or pseudonym of
your choosing or randomly assigned to you. BSU Health Services will provide
anonymous HIV testing to students but you must specifically request it.
Once you make the request, you must pay for the cost of the test with cash. The
specimen is submitted to the lab with the number assigned to you and when the
results come in, the practitioner gives all copies of the test results to you,
thereby leaving no paper trail.
GLBT Subject Resource Guide
The Maxwell Library has created a superb guide to facilitate research and understanding of GLBT issues. Many thanks to Pamela Hayes-Bohanan for this work.
BSU Pride is an online group of proud GLBTA alumni!
Aggression Reduction Center
Office of Residence Life and Housing
The Pride Center offers many excellent educational brochures on a variety of
GLBT topics. Learn more about GLBT programs and topics through these pdf links: Ambassador Program (pdf) Bisexuality: Myths and Facts (pdf) Camp Pride (pdf) Gender Neutral Pronouns (pdf) Information on the GLBTA Pride
Center (pdf) Transgender 101 (pdf)
Provides bullying and cyberbullying research, programs and resources
The Office of Residence Life and Housing seeks to provide housing that is comfortable and conducive to learning for each individual student. Efforts are directed towards establishing a community where there is an appreciation of diversity and a respect for individual rights. There is a process in place for students to request special accommodations based on medical or psychological needs. The senior director of Health and Counseling works with each request individually to plan a housing accommodation that will best meet the student's specific needs. This may include a single room with a private bath, selected roommates or certain areas on campus. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may also select to live in designated mixed gender (co-ed) suites or apartments with shared bathrooms. For details, please contact the
The Pride Coalition serves as a space on campus where GLBTA students, faculty, staff can come together in community. We gather monthly to strengthen our relationships, discuss GLBTA-related topics, and determine collective actions to promote GLBT equity and inclusion at BSU.
All students have the option to use a preferred name in many cases whenever legal name is not required.
Safe Zone Allies
Safe Zone allies are members of the BSU community who have undergone a training workshop on how to best support GLBT students. They have pledged to provide unbiased support and a listening ear when needed.
Transgender Advocacy Group (TAG)
Originally a group created by Pride Center Ambassadors, it has recently grown into a student organization and gained provision recognition as an official student club.
Other diversity offices and programs on campus include:
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Center for Multicultural Affairs
International Student Services
Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Middle East Studies Program
Office of Institutional Diversity
U.S. Ethnic Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Office of Residence Life and Housing
The Pride Center offers many excellent educational brochures on a variety of GLBT topics. Learn more about GLBT programs and topics through these pdf links:
Ambassador Program (pdf)
Bisexuality: Myths and Facts (pdf)
Camp Pride (pdf)
Gender Neutral Pronouns (pdf)
Information on the GLBTA Pride Center (pdf)
Transgender 101 (pdf)
Last Modified: September 5, 2012