Prism: LGBTQA+ and Allied Students

Prism: LGBTQA+ and Allied Students

Apply by May 1

Prism: LGBTQA+ and Allied Students is a Learning Community for students who identify as LGBTQA+ or are allies of the community, if you identify with that statement, this is the home for you. The Learning Community is housed in suite-style Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH), which requires a GIH Agreement, to take full advantage of gender-inclusive offerings. Prism emphasizes the intersectionality within everyone's identities and allows you to explore your personal identities in a supportive and caring space. You will explore the history of the LGBTQA+ community, as well as current-day issues and community resources. Prism places an emphasis on creating community, and will partner with the Gender and Sexuality Center to provide multiple engagement opportunities for you and your peers.

Students of all majors can be part of Prism, as the community will focus on shared identities and interests rather than an academic field. The courses you take will center around relevant LGBTQA+ issues and will contribute to an LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies minor, if desired. You will even participate in an exclusive seminar your first semester.

By participating in Prism, you will engage with both first-year and upper-division students in order to promote relationships across years in college and experiences. 


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Community Details

Open To

Any first-year or upper-division student who identifies as LGBTQA+ or as an ally of the LGBTQA+ community



WMNS 90: LC Seminar (all students)

WMNS 201: Intro to LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies (first-year students)

WMNS/ENGL 212: Intro to LGBTQ Literature (upper-division students)


WMNS/ENGL 212: Intro to LGBTQ Literature (first-year students)

WMNS/ENGL 312: LGBTQ Literature and Film 

PSYC 330: Psychology of Diversity (upper-division students)

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