UMU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning,
Intersex, Asexual/Agender, Pansexual (LGBTQQIAP) Resources
The purpose of SPECTRUM is to affirm, facilitate, celebrate, support, and create a safe and accepting environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities on Mount Union’s campus. Membership is open to all interested students.
- See the Description/Contacts (Under Diversity) for more detail.
- Public UMU GSA Facebook Page
- GSA Advisor: Jessica Cunion (formerly Douglas): firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2015-2016 President : Hunter Specht
The Office of Residence Life values all students and the unique perspectives that they bring to campus, and wants every student who lives on campus to feel comfortable and safe. Based on changing needs and preferences of our students as well as a nationwide shift in preferences, we are now offering a gender-inclusive housing option for students. Offering mixed gendered housing reflects values of social justice, such as collaboration, cooperation, equity, and citizenship, which are paramount in the context of higher education. This option of mixed-gendered housing allows our students to practice those values in an educational setting.
Gender-inclusive housing allows for students to be permitted to have roommates and suitemates regardless of gender identity. Gender-inclusive housing recognizes however that gender exists on a spectrum and that there are, in fact, an infinite amount of genders and gender expressions. Gender-inclusive housing allows individuals who do not identify as their biological sex, identify as transgender, gender queer, non-binary, etc., or who are allies for these students and would just feel more comfortable in an inclusive, more diverse living environment to live together. Please click here for more information.
LGBTQ+ Research @ UMU
Faculty that conduct LGBT-inclusive research/scholarship
- Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology: email@example.com
- Jamie Capuzza, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Studies and Coordinator of Gender Studies Program firstname.lastname@example.org
Ally Training Program & Ally List
The Ally Training program is an ongoing, voluntary training open to anyone interested in learning about sexual and gender minority (LGBTQQIAP) individuals. Individuals who complete the 1 hour basic training have the option of becoming “certified allies” and receiving a placard to display. Advanced trainings on transgender issues are also available. For more details or to schedule a training, contact Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D. at email@example.com. For an updated list of campus allies, click here.