We value your creativity, enthusiasm, and commitment and we are willing to pay for it! The LGBT Program Initiatives Advisory group is seeking your proposal to advance research, advocacy, support and outreach for The University of Findlay LGBT community. Whether you are part of a student organization, are developing research for a class project, or just have a great idea that you think would enhance our campus, please develop your ideas and share them with us via this Proposal Form.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Advisory Group and notifications will be sent to the contact person. When possible, please submit with a four-week lead time.
These are some examples of past projects that have been funded:
- Conference assistance for Midwestern Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally Conference (MBLGTAC)
- United GSA Resource Center improvements
- LGBT+ educational resources for Cosiano Health Center
- Faculty research support, addressing LGBT-related issues
- Safe Zone consultant, program development, and trainings for interested UF faculty/staff
- Webinars addressing LGBT issues on college campuses
(Funding Source: In 2013, Marian Lowe, UF alumna, created a fund to enhance efforts to advance research, advocacy and support for The University of Findlay LGBT community and the Findlay-area community as well).
UF Safe Zone:
Safe Zone workshops are LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) and ally education workshops that are conducted at colleges and universities across the country. Safe Zone workshops are defined as workshops meant to educate individuals on LGBTQ issues and help members of college communities (students, professors, administrators, and staff) become better allies to LGBTQ students and more aware of gender and sexuality issues.
Safe Zone Ally's Pledge
"I have freely chosen to be a safe zone ally for LGBTQ individuals in my campus community. I will treat each individual with respect and dignity. I will confront offensive jokes, remarks or mistreatment of any individual. I will do my best to create a safe, supportive and inclusive community for everyone."
Click here to access individuals on campus who have identified themselves as allies.
If you need additional help identifying a faculty/staff ally, or if you would like more information about future Safe Zone trainings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org