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Thinking Queerly Assessment

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) hosted workshop titled Thinking Queerly for the fraternities and sororities.

How does this program connect with social justice?

Polaroid of a person smiling. CSI Presents Thinking Queerly with special guest Ciarra Jones

Thinking Queerly aims to create a more LGBTQIA+ informed and inclusive campus climate as our communities evolve and become more sexually and gender diverse. We discussed issues and concepts related to the LGBTQIA+ community and queer theory, encouraging participants to examine their own assumptions about gender and sexuality, and question the structures underpinning our normative perceptions of identity.

Learning Outcomes

Students enjoyed learning about this material. Some were uncomfortable at first and we challenged them to lean into and question that discomfort. The data shows that:

  • students are open to being vulnerable and talking about these important topics when given the opportunity to do so.
  • the space, time, style of presentation and facilitator are all vital factors that contributed to the success of this program.

Next Steps

As a result of this analysis, the data will be utilized in our next programmatic brainstorming session to enhance our programming efforts. These findings helped highlight issues within various communities and student groups we support on campus and will assist us in better supporting them.