The LGBTQ Center is staffed Monday through Friday by student volunteers. Volunteers work in teams of two to maintain the Center and answer inquiries. Volunteers also work on special projects such as bathroom mapping, developing materials, and producing media. Contact the Operations Intern, Tuck (email@example.com), to sign up!
Every year, student interns work with the LGBTQ Center Coordinator and help run some of the major functions of the LGBTQ Center. The internship positions include:
- Programs Intern
- Operations Intern
- Health Intern
- Speakers Bureau Intern
- Public Relations Intern
The LGBTQ Center’s Speakers Bureau consists of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to educate the University community about LGBTQ issues. The Speakers Bureau presents in an open Q&A panel format that allows for a great deal of interaction between the audience and the members of the panel.
We are happy to present in classrooms, residence halls, Greek organizations, diversity workshops or retreats – just about anywhere! Interested in having the LGBTQ Center Speakers Bureau present to your organization, or in becoming a panelist? Contact the Speakers Bureau Intern, Shannon (lgbtqSpeakersBureau@virginia.edu).
We are always interested in reaching out to different community organizations that help develop our diverse LGBTQ community. If you are a part of a community organization interested in getting in contact with the LGBTQ Center, please contact the Public Relations Intern, Acacia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UVA LGBTQ Organizations
Open Athletes (CIO): Facebook page
UVA Pride (Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Network): Website
Queer Grads: A social group for LGBTQ graduate students at the University of Virginia. Each semester, we organize several social events, all of which are open to members as well as friends, significant others, and allies. Our past events have included wine tastings, mixers, happy hours, brunches, and more. To get involved, join our email listserv by contacting Jarek Ervin.
Professional School Organizations:
qMD (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies organization at the UVA School of Medicine): Website
GLAD (Gays, Lesbians, & Allies at Darden School of Business): Website
The Serpentine Society (LGBTQ alumni network at UVA): Website
QTimes: The LGBTQ Center’s weekly QTimes newsletter of meetings and events.
QSU News: The Queer Student Union’s weekly bulletin of meetings and events.
QSU Chat: Chat group for queer students.
SOR Interest List: For updates about Sigma Omicron Rho open events and recruitment. Contact SigmaOmicronRho@gmail.com to be added.
Open Athletes: For updates from Open Athletes.
UVA Pride: Mailing list for UVA’s LGBTQ faculty group.
QueerGrads: A social group for LGBTQ graduate students at the University of Virginia. Join the email listserv by contacting Jarek Ervin.