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staff, housed within Student Life Programs (SLP),
is responsible for the overall coordination of support programs and services
for MIT's lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and questioning students. The staff
supports and coordinates the efforts of the LBGT Issues Group. We also
provide advice and support to MIT's several LBGT student groups and cosponsor
many MIT events.
initiatives coordinated by lbgt@mit are the Lavender Guide, the Rainbow Lounge, and
the "You are Welcome Here" Campaign. Our staff also produces the monthly
lbgt@mit e-mail newsletter with information on current MIT-related LBGT
issues and events. In addition to being available for individual support
or just to talk, we coordinate a student support group and a peer support network for individuals
who are either coming out or are just new to Boston. We also provide
educational workshops or programs on LBGT-related issues, particularly
for MIT's living groups.
feel free to contact us in Student Life Programs,
room W20-549, (617) 253-6777, through our web
page, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact any one of us individually:
ARE WELCOME HERE" CAMPAIGN
September of 1999, MIT launched the "You are Welcome Here" Campaign.
The Campaign seeks to increase visibility, to identify multiple points
of access to LBGT support services, and to create a more welcoming campus
the Campaign, faculty and staff across MIT, including student staff
in the residential system, have been asked to consider posting a "You
are Welcome Here" sign in a visible location. By posting the sign, individuals
are affirming that they:
be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if a lesbian, bisexual,
gay or transgender student or colleague needs help, advice, or just
someone to whom they can talk;
avoid heterosexist assumptions, confront homophobia, and use inclusive
language ("partner" or "spouse," rather than "boyfriend" or "wife");
that our campus is enriched by the inclusion of LBGT people; and
refer individuals to the Lavender Guide and other appropriate resources
These actions are key components of the Campaign as they
represent both individual and collective interest in fostering a supportive
and diverse MIT community.
you would like to participate in the "You Are Welcome Here" Campaign
by posting a sign in your office or workspace or would like more information,
please email email@example.com or stop
by Student Life Programs (W20-549, 253-6777).