COD and the LGBTQIA+ Community

College of DuPage offers a variety of clubs and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance aims to create a safe, welcoming community for LGBTQIA+ students and supporters, encourage education and discussion around LGBTQIA+ issues, and provide an avenue for students to get involved with the wider LGBTQIA+ community and its various causes. Members support, promote awareness, and educate on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight issues with regard to diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pride Alliance Advisors: Or’Shaundra Benson, Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2556F (630) 942- 3572, bensono@cod.edu

Pride Alliance Meeting Information: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3245, every Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Email pridealliancecod@gmail.com for more information.

Pride Alliance additionally has a support-and community-based group for transgender and non-binary individuals called TransForm. If you are interested in joining TransForm, please fill out the survey.

Safe Zone at College of DuPage

Safe Zone is an association of students, faculty and staff who are focused on building a safe, affirming and welcoming campus for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Safe Zone members are individuals who are willing to provide a safe haven, listening ear, and support for LGBTQIA+ people or anyone dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity/expression issues. Safe Zone members can display a placard in their office, classroom or residence showing that they are a friend to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Safe Zone registration information: The two-part Safe Zone training at College of DuPage for students is available each semester through Student Life’s Living Leadership Program in partnership with COD Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services. Information/registration via Chap Life.

For more information about the Safe Zone Project, visit thesafezoneproject.com.

The two-part Safe Zone Training at College of DuPage for employees is available through the TLC: www.cod.edu/tlc 

 

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor to Pride Alliance

Or'Shaundra Benson-Meirick, PhD. (“her”, “she”)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email: bensono@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-3572