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Queer De-Stress Fest

Multicultural Center, University-Wide

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Britto, William
wbritto@gsu.edu
404-413-1584

Address
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Private Foundation

Overview

In collaboration with the Counseling and Testing Center, this series focuses on factors that may contribute to stress, anxiety and other issues within LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities, including intersecting identities. Tools and resources are provided to students that help them navigate their educational journeys.

Benefits

1. Identity awareness
2.Cultural understanding
3. Community Building
4. Coping Skills
5. Access to university resources and services

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Other, Sexual Orientation, All of the Above

Race/Ethnic Group
Other, All of the above

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
07/01/2019

Number Served
51-100

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Specialized center, Other

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

This event allows gender and sexuality minorities to learn coping mechanisms from stress of oppressed identities. Allows them to engage with professionals from the counseling & testing center.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Identity empowerment, networking with similar identities

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

This event allows gender and sexuality minorities to learn coping mechanisms from stress of oppressed identities. Allows them to engage with professionals from the counseling & testing center.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Personalized counseling services, Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Creation of dialogue and evaluations

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, newsletter, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance

Outcome Milestones

Building community, developing awareness, cultural competence, academic success, sense of belonging

Key Performance Indicators

Event Attendance, survey ratings

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
07/01/2019

Number Served
51-100

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Specialized center, Other

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

This event allows gender and sexuality minorities to learn coping mechanisms from stress of oppressed identities. Allows them to engage with professionals from the counseling & testing center.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Identity empowerment, networking with similar identities

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

This event allows gender and sexuality minorities to learn coping mechanisms from stress of oppressed identities. Allows them to engage with professionals from the counseling & testing center.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Personalized counseling services, Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Creation of dialogue and evaluations

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, newsletter, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance