The Queer Student Union is a student-run group whose main focus is to provide a safe space for members to discuss everything LGBTQ+ related. The Rainbow Alliance meets every Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Days-Massolo Center.
LGBTQ Resource Center
The College has ample resources for LGBTQ students who have come out or are thinking about coming out. First, the Open Doors discussion group that meets at the Days-Massolo Center provides a safe, confidential space for students who are not “out” yet to discuss their sexuality without fear of being judged. Students can also attend the Queer Student Union meetings every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. at the DMC for support and community. The Counseling Center is also a great resource for students who would benefit from having confidential support.
Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone training workshops ensures that students learn about issues and concerns faced by the LGBTQA community. Students, faculty & staff come together in small groups with their Safe Zone trainers to examine their understanding of the LGBTQ community, and how to be an ally for the LGBTQA community. The Safe Zone training workshops are regularly offered to Resident Advisors, Greek organizations, sports teams, and other campus organizations and departments. The workshops encourage participants to think in-depth about their identity and be more accepting of others. Student groups, faculty and staff can request a safe zone training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Space Campaign
The student run groups and programs held in the Days-Massolo Center encourage students to discuss topics regarding race, class, gender, sexuality, spirituality and more. Many students who come to student group meetings and programs are given the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone. In order to ensure that students can do so without having their information misused and abused, the Days-Massolo Center follows the guidelines of a safe space. A safe space refers to an area that does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any type of negativity towards those who are seen as “different.” This creates a space that is accepting of everyone, therefore people feel safe. With the safe space, students and faculty can be sure that they are coming to an environment that not only is trustworthy, but is also free of judgment and full of understanding.
Hamilton College started publishing an annual Out and Ally List in 2011. The list has grown to over 1,000 signatures in the four years of its existence. We are proud to have one of the largest out and ally lists in the entire country.
T-Time provides a space for Hamilton students who identify as transgender, intersex, agender, cross-dressers and questioning to join together as a community. At T-Time, individuals can find support, discuss transgender issues and share experiences. Come drink tea and engage in conversation that centers the transgender experience.