Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer
When scanning the topics of interest in the SCS Self-Help page, one will find a variety of topics, including: depression, anxiety, stress and suicide. By including a section regarding LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer), one might falsely assume that homosexuality is seen as a problem or concern.
This could not be further from the truth, however. If one continues to browse the self-help section, one will find topics, such as romantic relationships and friendships. Hopefully, one does not find friendships to always be a problem; but relationships can certainly be focus of thought or concern, at times.
Life is a journey of self-discovery. Who am I? What do I believe in? What should I major in? For many students, the college years are a crossroads in this developmental process. It is often during young adulthood that many students begin to sort out their personal values and figure out who they are. It is not uncommon for students to question their sexual orientation or gender identity and explore how to integrate these with the rest of their life.
There is a lot of information out there and it is often difficult to distinguish between what is fact and what is merely an opinion. We strongly encourage you to research these issues independently and come to your own conclusions. Student Counseling Services is one possible resource.
Wherever you might be on your own personal journey, you will find some links below that might be helpful. We have provided some links to various resources available nationally, locally and within the university. You will also find some links to a few thought provoking articles.
Community and National Resources
- PFLAG- Support group for GLBT people, their family & friends.
Coping With College Articles (PDF)
Links to Other Resources