College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
LGBTQ Resource Center

Location: Campus Center (1C), room 225
Phone Number: 718-982-3091

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Resource Center is dedicated to improving the educational environment for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumnae by providing a safe space for LGBTQ community members and allies at the College of Staten Island.

The LGBTQ Center embraces the diversity of the CSI community and provides resources and programs for campus members who want to learn more about and advocate for LGBTQ issues.

It encourages a confidential support network and operates as a source of information about counseling and other resources available on campus and throughout the region for LGBTQ, allies and their families. The Center raises awareness about issues important to LGBTQ people and encourages community service by CSI students and organizations that serve LGBTQ people on campus, on Staten Island and throughout New York City. The Center organizes activities, panels and speakers on a variety of LGBTQ topics every semester.

The LGBTQ Resource Center holds a Coming Out Support Group every semester. This is a group for anyone who is in the process of coming out, regarding their sexual orientation, to themselves or others. It is also a group for people questioning their sexual orientation. Whether you are in the process of exploring, coping with, informing other people or embracing your sexual orientation, this is a group for you to receive and give support, learn about other people’s experiences, and be in a safe place for exploration. For more information on the next Coming Out Support Group please contact the Office of Student Life: 718.982.3091.

The Resource Center also holds Ally and Safe Zone Training every semester to help train student, faculty and staff. Through training participants learn how to use inclusive language, identify societal prejudices and the importance of being an outspoken ally to the LGBTQ Community. For more information on the next training please contact the Office of Student Life: 718-982-3091.

The LGBTQ Resource Center also hosts an annual Lavender Graduation Reception. The Lavender Graduation Reception is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students at the College of Staten Island. We seek to recognize graduating students, former alumni and current faculty and staff. The Lavender Graduation Reception provides a safe space to honor those graduating students, not only for their scholastic achievements, but for their successes, challenges, obstacles, and achievements navigating their time at CSI as a member of the LGBTQ community. We seek to recognize and honor students, not only for what they have done, but for being who they are.

The Center offers a Safe Space and Drop-in Library consisting of magazines, books and DVDs.

A list of the Drop-in Centers books can be found at:
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/CSI-LGBTQ-Center

For information about the LGBTQ Resource Center, please go to CSI Campus Connection (For full access log in with your SLAS Username and Password – the same way you log on to College computers.)

Like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/CsiLgbtqResourceCenter

You can also find out more information about the LGBTQ Resource Center by contacting the Office of Student Life, Campus Center, 1C-201 or via telephone at 718.982.3091.

For more information:
Contact: Jeremiah Jurkiewicz
Location: Campus Center (1C), Room 225
Phone: 718.982.3091
Email: Jeremiah.Jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu