Hello, and welcome to the Akron LGBTU website! On this page, you'll find general information about who we are and what we do in the form of a sort of mini-FAQ regarding meeting times and places and how you can get involved.
The "LGBTU" is the University of Akron's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Union. The LGBTU is an organization of LGBT students, faculty, allies, and alumni.
Our goal is to provide an educational environment in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and their allies can freely assemble for support, networking and campus/community advocacy related to LGBT issues.
We strive to develop educational programs and social events that work toward eliminating myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes that are oppressive while implementing University policies guaranteeing equal rights without discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.
How can I get involved?
During Fall/Spring semesters meetings are usually held Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Student Union. Meetings/events are usually not scheduled during Summer semester (mid-May to August).
Meetings include discussions, LGBTQ speakers from the community, movie nights, fun networking activities, and more.
We also sponsor social and fundraising events throughout Fall and Spring semesters. Please check our calendar for special meetings and events.
For the Fall 2013 semester, we will be meeting primarily in the Student Union Theater, located next to Auntie Anne's on the second floor of the Student Union. On NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013, we will be in SCHRANK HALL NORTH, ROOM 351.
Come alone or feel free to bring a friend! Our group is not limited to LGBTQ students. We love to have allies at our meetings as well. We are an open and affirming group, and that means EVERYONE. :)
Cool! How can I learn more?
Just check out our calendar or come to one of our meetings/events. Don't be shy! We welcome allies, and we provide support for those who are questioning or in the coming out process!
I'm an alumnus of U Akron.
Awesome! Please check out our calendar and attend our meetings - UA alumni and LGBTQ allies are welcome!
Feel free to send us an email with suggestions and LGBT-related updates so we can keep LGBTU members informed about recent events and issues.
You can also join the LGBTU alumni email or facebook contact list! Just find us on Facebook and add us to stay current with LGBTU activities.
Disclaimer: Akron LGBTU is a registered student organization of The University of Akron. Registration shall not be construed as approval, endorsement, or sponsorship by The University of Akron of the student organization's publications, activities, purposes, actions or positions. Nor shall Akron LGBTU's registration as a student organization be construed as approval, endorsement, or sponsorship by or of the The University of Akron, its publications, activities, purposes, actions or positions.
While we, as the University does, reserve the right to disagree, we view registration as our agreement to be an active part of a larger, civil, campus community, by stimulating discussion, providing educational social support and being a "part of the conversation" all the while complying with University policies and procedures to the best of our knowledge and ability, respecting the University's role in maintaining safety, security, and civility that is needed to promote the free exchange of ideas.