Gender & Sexuality Services

COVID-19 Information - Virtual Services

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In light of UNI's decision to close Maucker Union and other communal spaces until further notice, Gender & Sexuality Services will be moving to virtual services. We ask that our community members visit prepare.uni.edu for the most up to date information, as well as tips for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Our community has shown great strength through this time of uncertainty and we are incredibly proud of how our community members have stepped up to support one another. While we may be practicing social distance, we are always here for you. Please don't hesitate to let us know how you are doing and what you need.
 
For Students
Individual Support
Our LGBTQ+ students need support during this time period as they have additional stressors in this time period including potentially going home to a non-inclusive environment, having to stay in Cedar Falls due to family rejection, and feeling socially isolated from their LGBTQ+ peers. GSS is committed to providing a sense of community for our students.
If you are an LGBTQ+ student in need of support or connection to resources, please connect with our office at lgbt@uni.edu or through direct message on any of our social media accounts. Our coordinator Em and Grad Assistant Noah will be available to students by e-mail at emily.harsch@uni.edu, virtually by Zoom and/or Google Hangouts, and will be keeping a regular schedule of virtual drop-in sessions during the times below.

Virtual GSS
Invite links to virtual office hours and events will be provided by request at lgbt@uni.edu or by direct message on social media. Please note that these Zoom meetings are intended for UNI students. If you are a staff, faculty, or community members seeking support, please e-mail emily.harsch@uni.edu directly.
 
Queer Space (LGBTQ+ Only): Mondays at 3:30 PM
 
Virtual GSS (Drop-in, open to all students):
Tuesdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays from 2:00-3:30 PM
Thursdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fridays from 2:00-3:30 PM
 
We strongly encourage our LGBTQ+ students to join our virtual community on Discord by DMing or e-mailing us for an invite link. Discord is a text and voice chat available on a desktop browser or as an app at discordapp.com. Our moderators can help you learn how to use it if needed!
 
Our staff is currently working on moving all of our programming to a virtual format, including our affinity groups, Out & Ally connections, Queer Space, Safe Zone Ally training, Lavender Graduation, and social programs. UNI Proud's Pride Week scheduled for March 30-April 4 will be postponed until the Fall semester. Please stay tuned via our social media and website for more information to come as plans develop.
 

For Faculty 
GSS is currently working on recording educational content for faculty to use as a supplement to their course work. Educational content currently available for UNI faculty is listed below. If you have a specific request for programming, please e-mail Em directly at emily.harsch@uni.edu.
 
 
Suggestions
Please contact us at lgbt@uni.edu or by DMing any of our social media accounts if you have any ideas, feedback, or contributions for our community in this time.