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LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative


LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative

Welcome! The LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative is a monthly initiative for LGBTQ+ and ally students to build relationships, find community, and learn how to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students on campus. Focusing directly on developing leadership skills, building collaborative networks and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, the LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative will educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of leaders through a social justice lens.


The LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative is developmental program open to 20 LGBTQ+ and allied identified students. The collaborative helps LGBTQ+ and Ally students to understand what it means to be a queer leader in todays society, assists them in developing strategies for addressing inequalities with an intersectional approach and building a sense of community with others. This program can help expand on leadership skills gained in programs such as the P.A.W.S. Leadership Seminar from the Margo Souza Leadership Center.


LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative Learning Objectives:

Students who complete the LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative will:


  • Develop a greater understanding of their personal identities, particularly sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and leadership
  • Articulate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community in regards to sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, spirituality, and disability
  • Demonstrate the ability to build community through collaborations
  • Develop an ability to manage and resolve interpersonal conflict
  • Understand the different roles of LGBTQ+ allies, advocates and activists
  • Gain and/or support a sense of commitment to improving social and political outlook for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Gain knowledge of and ability to articulate the contemporary issues facing the LGBTQ+ community
  • Develop personal and leadership skills, including but not limited to time management, effective written and oral communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, group facilitation, and peer education.


Program Requirements:

By applying to this program, you agree to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend monthly LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative Workshops
  • Attend the LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative Retreat
  • Complete LGBTQ+ Leadership Readings
  • Maintain a LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative Journal



The LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative Workshops will take place in the OSL Conference Room (KL 184) from 4-5:30pm on the dates below:

Oct 13th           Nov 10th         Feb 9th             Mar 9th            Apr 13th           May 11th



The LGBTA+ Leadership Collaborative Retreat will take place on Feb 25th 2016. 


Who Can Apply:

LGBTQ+ and Ally identified students interested in participating in this program must meet the below criteria:

  1. Identify as LGBTQ+ or Ally
  2. Be in good academic and judicial standing

~Good academic standing means you have a cumulative UC grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and your last completed semester grade point average (GPA) is at least 2.0

~Good judicial standing means are currently not on university probation

If you do not meet the above criteria but would still like to apply to participate in the LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative, please contact Angi Baxter at to set up an interview.


What do you need to apply:

To be considered, you must qualify with the “Who Can Apply” criteria and complete the application questions located at no later than Oct 3rd 2016 at 11:59pm.


Selection Process:

If you are selected to be part of the LGBTQ+ Leadership Collaborative, we will notify you after Oct 6th 2016.