Coming Out/Being Out Support Group
(This group does not meet during the Spring and Summer semester. )
During the Fall & Winter semesters we meet weekly. WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00PM in the Student Center KIVA room. Check the calender for room locations.
Coming Out is a lifelong, continuous process. This group welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people to come together and discuss issues regarding coming out, being out, sexuality, identity and other topics. This group will foster a safe space where people can verbalize their concerns about the process of coming out and being out.
This is a drop-in group - there is no need to call ahead.
Co-Sponsored by: Counseling Services and Your LGBT Resource Center
Eastern Pride & Identity Coalition (EPIC)
EPIC is a group of students, faculty, staff and community members who have a passion for educating our community about LGBT issues. We serve as a panel of individuals representing our own belief, faith, culture, background, family and values. With each voice we go into classrooms, EMU and community events, to talk about our experiences in the LGBT community.
WHO can join? YOU can! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ALLY.. Men, women, and gender nuetral. Any race, ethnicity, or religion.
WHAT do we talk about? Classroom topics can cover anything from coming out stories, language, health care, LGBT history, family dynamics, religion/spirituality, as well as an open forum Q and A with the students.
To apply to be a part of the coalition, fill out this information form.
To have a panel in your classroom: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EPEC
Reasons to get involved
- Make an impact on our communities at EMU.
- Talk about important issues in today’s society.
- Obtain the courage to be an inspiration in everyday life.
- Expand your knowledge of people who identify differently than you.
- Help others overcome their misunderstandings of our communities.
- Brush up on your public speaking skills.
- Learn how to answer questions effectively.
- Have FUN & make new friends in the process!
- Build up your resume!
After the training, how much time you volunteer is up to you. Please do not feel obligated to participate with every panel. You can sign up for presentations and events that fit into your schedule & expertise.
You are the next generation that will help defeat misconceptions in everyday society!
This is a student led social support group that gives Transgender and GenderQueer identified individuals a place to meet, socialize, and talk about important issues surrounding the community.
This group is open to anyone who identifies as Transgender and GenderQueer. This group is open to Eastern Michigan University students and surrounding community members. This group is peer led and does not provide professional counseling services.
For more information about the group, meeting times and dates, please contact:
Jennie Rokakis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2012 - Meets every Monday at 7:00PM in 347 Student Center.
The Stonewall Scholarship is a scholarship for EMU students who have shown leadership in LGBT issues.
This scholarship is given to EMU students who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement in organizations, activities, or issues that promote a positive gay/lesbian environment. Neither application for nor acceptance of this scholarship indicates the sexual orientation of the applicant.
The scholarship was created in 1999 and it has been awarded each year since then. There are two $1000.00 scholarships available; one for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student.
To be eligibile for this scholarship you must meet one of the following criteria options:
- An undergraduate or Second Bachelors student with a minimum EMU cumulative GPA of 2.75 who has completed 60 credit hours (EMU earned or accepted transfer credits) and who will be enrolled full-time in the upcoming academic year.
- A graduate student who has completed 12 credit hours of graduate courses, has a minimum GPA of 3.00 and will be enrolled full time during the upcoming academic year.
Applications can be picked up at the LGBT Resource Center (EMU Student Center) or by visiting the stonewall website at http://www.emich.edu/stonewall/application_online.html.
The application process takes place during April of every year.
For further information, contact the Stonewall Scholarship Award Committee: