Coalition is open to students as well as staff, faculty and community. On campus there are many great resources related to the work that Coalition does. Coalition provides a "Safe Space" for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, but we hope to extend and promulgate "Safe Spaces" all over campus. You will notice all around campus—on the doors of professors' offices, on dorm room doors and walls, in residence halls and and buildings—Safe Zone posters, created by GLBTQ to mark spaces throughout campus as safe places for people to express their gender and sexuality freely, without judgment or discrimination.
Whitman provides excellent support for LGBT identifying and allied community members. For more information, visit these links:
- GLBTQ An endowment-funded support organization for LGBT identifying individuals. Meetings are private and confidential.
- Whitman Counseling Center Provides confidential support for a broad range of counseling needs. Services are free to full-time students, and there are walk-in appointments available every weekday.
- Whitman Career Center Offers placement help for work and internships in LGBT issues.
- David Nord Award An annual award for student and faculty proposals for scholarship, creative work, and projects focusing on gay and lesbian issues. Recipients receive $1,000 and the opportunity to give a campus-wide presentation of their work. Recipients have ranged in focus, from theoretical work, sociological research, and scholarship to music, photography, and performance.
- Gender Studies A new academic department at Whitman, offers students a range of interdisciplinary topics specifically addressing LGBT issues and queer theory. Many of the gender studies faculty are allied and affirming, and routinely act as resources for a variety of LGBT concerns. The faculty at Whitman is generally approachable—don't be afraid to meet with gender studies faculty with questions!