Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

LGBT Peer Advocates

Description:

The LGBT Peer Advocate program is committed to educating, serving, and advocating for their fellow students and the University community in matters of LGBTQ inclusivity and advocacy through providing opportunities for learning, facilitating self-discovery, and empowering students in the creation of an inclusive Carolina community. Peer Advocates present LGBTQ 101 presentations in various settings, lead small discussion groups, participate in outreach to the campus and community, and serve as ambassadors for LGBT Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Recruitment date:

New Peer Advocates are recruited throughout the year, but the application period is at the beginning of the spring semester.

Qualifications:

Be enrolled full-time at the University of South Carolina for the spring and fall semesters of the application period; have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5; be in good judicial and academic standing; be interested in creating safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ individuals.

Class requirement:

None.

Training:

Training occurs in weekly sessions and a day-long retreat at the end of the spring semester. A fall retreat and ongoing professional development sessions are held throughout the fall semester.

Meeting time:

Varies.

Time Commitment:

Time commitment varies, but averages to approximately 2-3 hours per week.

Contact(s):

Please contact lgbtusc@mailbox.sc.edu for additional information, or call 803.777.4330.

Social Media Sites:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lgbtatuofsc

Twitter: @LGBTatUofSC

Website:

http://www.sa.sc.edu/omsa/outreach-programming

Pay:

N/A