This page is meant for both the faculty and staff who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who want to further their understanding, knowledge, awareness, and communication skill for respectfully interacting with members of KU's Queer communities. There is a third category for faculty and staff who want to engage in change and actively participate in advancing KU's campus climate for the KU's LGBTQIA communities.
For Faculty & Staff Who Identify
SGD Faculty Staff Council
The Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty Staff Council at KU supports the LGBTQIA+ communities at the University of Kansas by supporting programs and initiatives focused on growing a culturally rich campus through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education, leadership, and the development of global citizens. Stay informed about our upcoming events and meetings by joining our email listserv here. More information about our Council can be found here.
For Faculty & Staff Who Want to Learn More
This website was created for all faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ communities at KU, so please first spend some time on each page learning about the organizations, events and activities, initiatives, social media platforms, trainings, resources, FAQs, and more. In terms of learning more about constantly changing identity language, visit this helpful website with interactive definitions. Safe Zone training registration is ongoing throughout the year via the Human Resources Learning Management System, MyTalent..ku.edu. If you learn about a student of concern for whom you are worried, please submit an online Student of Concert Report to the Office of Student Affairs. If you hear of an incident of discrimination or harassment against a member of the LGBTQIA+ community on the KU campus, you are required as a mandatory reporter to submit an online IOA incident form.
For Faculty and Staff Who Want to Engage in Change
There are so many ways to engage in change at KU. Following the Center on Facebook and Twitter is a great way to keep up with current events, activities, discussions, and changes the center is continually striving to achieve.