Campus LGBTQA Resources
Bias Incident Response
If you or someone you know is the victim of verbal or non-verbal anti-LGBTQ conduct or behavior that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory, or hostile, please contact Anthony at 773-442-5440 or visit him in B 119 for assistance reporting a bias incident.
Northeastern's Non-Discrimination Policy
Northeastern Illinois University supports the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, ancestry, arrest record, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity/expression, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status (including unfavorable military discharge). Furthermore, the University takes affirmative action to eliminate artificial/unnecessary barriers, to orient the University community to the fallacies of stereotypic thinking, and to overcome the effects of historic discrimination.
Excerpt from Northeastern’s Student Handbook 2012-2013, page 47: http://www.neiu.edu/~saffairs/SRR/dosfiles/StudentHandbook.pdf
Safe Zone Ally Building Workshops
The LGBTQA Resource Center's Safe Zone workshop is designed to educate people about sexual orientation and gender identity issues, create a visible network of allies to provide support to members of Northeastern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities, and provide accurate information and resources about sexual orientation and gender identity issues. After completing the two hour training, participants will have the option of receiving an "NEIU Safe Zone Ally" sticker and be listed in our LGBTQ Ally Index. To request training, contact the LGBTQA RC for a consultation and to schedule a date.
Trans 101 Workshops
Northeastern works closely with Transformative Justice Law Project to provide the Trans 101 workshop on issues related to gender identity and its intersection with sexual orientation. The training will cover issues such as terminology, understand trans identities, and social/political/legal issues faced by trans identified individuals. Trans 101 is offered at least once per semester and workshop dates are listed on the events calendar. While we recommend Safe Zone training prior to Trans 101, it is not required.
LGBTQA RC Lending Library
The Lending Library is an ever-growing resource that contains books, magazines, DVDs, educational handouts, and other materials that may be borrowed by Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We are working on creating an online list of our library materials.
Northeastern offers several opportunities to get involved in student leadership, activism, and engagement. The following are a few of the LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly student organizations at Northeastern:
- GLBTQA Club: Thursdays 3:05pm to 4:05pm in B 158
- Delta Lambda Psi
- Transcend Trans*/Gender Queer Support Group: Tuesdays 3:05pm to 4:05pm in Pedroso Center Learning Lounge
If you would like to request your student organization be added to this list, please email us.