There are many ways to help be the change you want to see in the world. There are things we can do on an individual and institutional level that help change society over time. On an individual level there are many things you can do including being a responsive bystander (witnessing), to addressing issues related to inequity in the classroom, in personal interactions, in organizations. Being aware of policies and procedures and moving beyond the way things are involves awareness, information, skill-development and practicing those skills, and taking action. This all helps build capacity and community! One way to start this process is by getting involved!
Getting involved at UNL is easy! There are wonderful opportunities to share your time and talents and to learn valuable skills such as leadership, time management, program planning and much more.
The Change: Resource Center Volunteers
LGBTQA+ Programs, Services & Resource Center Volunteers are supporters and volunteers who help staff the center, assist with program planning and implementation, staff booths and otherwise help or serve the UNL LGBTQA+ community.
Want to be help be the change? Volunteer!
The LGBTQA+ Resource Center welcomes all potential volunteers, no matter what level of time or commitment you're prepared to give! Please complete the following information form and return (final page only) to the LGBTQA+ Resource Center on the third floor of the Nebraska Union - Or email it to the lgbtqa.GA@unl.edu
What Do Volunteers Do?
The LGBTQA+ Resource Center Volunteers
- Donate their time to learn relevant information so they can be a change agent on campus
- Volunteer on at least one committee that aims to improve the UNL campus in one way or another. Examples include the Be the Change Commitee, History Month Committee, Outreach, etc.
- Staff the LGBTQA Resource Center, publicity booths, and programming
- Become an OutSpeaker
- Work on a project of your own with the center staff
- And... most importantly, work to make UNL a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone.
To learn more about getting involved on the Speaker’s Bureau, please click here.
Spectrum UNL: LGBTQA Student Organization
Open to all UNL students, the office is located in the Nebraska Union, room 234. The office is staffed by student volunteers. Spectrum is dedicated to the betterment and wellness of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students and staff. Meetings are held during the academic year. You can find Spectrum UNL on facebook and twitter! @spectrumunl
UNL Committee on GLBT Concerns
Consisting of GLBTA students, faculty, and staff striving to create a campus environment supportive of GLBT people. We support the UNL non-discrimination policy and work to make it a reality; meeting bi-weekly throughout the academic year. For more information contact Pat Tetreault, email@example.com or 472-1752.
Progressive Student Coalition
The Progressive Student Coalition (PSC) is a coalition of students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dedicated to social justice, equal access and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and community and youth capacity building. The PSC facilitates dialogue among progressive student groups and assists them to craft strategic campaigns that envision a broad, diverse, and interconnected progressive movement. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://www.unl.edu/psc/index.html.
Allies & Advocates for GLBT Equality at the Law College
The purpose of Allies & Advocates for GLBT Equality is to provide education on GLBT issues. Their activities include bringing in speakers and facilitating social events. The specific intent is to bring awareness of GLBT concerns. For more information, please email PrairiePride.UNLLaw@gmail.com or visit their website at http://alliesandadvocates.blogspot.com/.
Students for Sexual Health
Students for Sexual Health promote accurate, inclusive and comprehensive sex education at UNL and in the Lincoln community through programming, outreach and education. Students for Sexual Health (SSH) has a facebook page and a listserv.
Community Organizations and Groups
PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national non-profit organization with a membership of over 80,000 households and more than 440 affiliates worldwide. This vast grassroots network is developed, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, DC, the national Board of Directors and the Regional Directors' Council. This links you to the Lincoln chapter.
- (402) 434-9880, P.O. Box 30128, Lincoln, NE 68503
- Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 (social half hour), 7 – 9 p.m., at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln, 63 & A Street. There is a parking lot in front of the church.
Do you want to see Lincoln become the place for LGBT people in the Midwest? OUTLinc provides you with educational and social programming as well as ways to get involved and make a difference in Lincoln. You can build relationships with other individuals and groups through an online-calendar, discussion boards and directories. Discover how you can celebrate, inspire and transform your community at www.outlinc.org!
LGBTQ Reading Group
A book club in Lincoln that reads literature with LGBTQ issues or themes. Meetints are on the first Saturday of each month at 1 pm at Indigo Bridge, located in the Haymarket in Lincoln. Check out the LGBTQ Reading Group Facebook page for the book of the month.
Nebraska Trans* Community
A community group created by and for trans* people to meet other trans* people
Transmasculine, Transfeminine, and genderqueer people encouraged to attend. The group encompasses a broad range of identities. Partners are welcome. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month from 10 am - 12 noon. For information email Scott: email@example.com or Wes: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a Trans* Community Group for the Greater Lincoln/Omaha Areas. Check out their website at NebraskaTransCommunity.com
Community Support Groups
Support for parents of gender non-conforming, gender fluid, or transgender children
Meet on the second Saturday of the month at First Plymouth Church, 20th & D Street at 11 am, room H. Support, conversation, community and resource sharing. Contact Steph: email@example.com
Rainbow Alcohol Anonymous (AA) group
Monday nights, St. Matthews, 24th & Sewell, 7:30 P.M.; non-smoking.
Rainbow Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group
Friday nights, 5:30pm, 2729 N 12th St., Unity Room
Parents, Familes and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Lincoln Chapter
PFLAG-Lincoln meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church on the lower level. Support, education and advocacy for parents, families, friends and LGBT people. www.pflagcornhusker.org