Health Center: LGBTQ+ Confidential Group
The LGBTQ+ Confidential Group is a safe community for students who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community or are questioning their sexual identity. The group provides a confidential space for students to talk about their lives and support each other in their common experience. Staff and faculty are present to facilitate group sessions allowing each student to feel connected and supported in an atmosphere that is open and accepting.
· Provide a safe and confidential space for LGBTQ+ students to share their mutual experience.
· Allow for differences in perceptions and understanding.
· Support LGBTQ+ students in every stage of questioning or coming out.
· Sustain an environment in which LGBTQ+ students are respected and accepted.
Quotes from Group Members
“Before I started attending group I felt like I was the only gay student on campus, and I had no idea how to meet other gay students. Not only have I met other gay students through Confidential Group, but they have become some of my closest friends.”
“Group gave me a place to feel comfortable with myself and also the closest of friends.”
“I love this group! I've never encountered such an open, welcoming collection of students before and my first year here would not have been the same without it. Through the people I've met here and the things we've discussed together, I've learned so much about other people and, in turn, so much about myself.”
"The group has been a safe place to meet people who face similar issues. Everyone in the group is considerate and respectful of people's level of openness. If you are looking to meet people without the risk of losing confidentiality this is the place to do it.”
To join us, please send an e-mail of inquiry to outornotUP@up.com , with basic information and the best way for us to contact you. One of the Faculty/Staff Coordinators will respond, inviting you to schedule an informational meeting. Or, feel free to contact one of our faculty/staff coordinators directly.