Welcome to the LGBT Resource Office
Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Office at East Carolina University. As part of the Department of Intercultural Affairs within Student Involvement and Leadership at ECU, the Resource Office works in conjunction with our sister center, the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, to help prepare students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society. We work each day to develop tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change.
Since 2011, we have served the entire ECU campus from our office in B-103 Brewster Building. We are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our resources include a lending library; information on campus, local, and national resources; and two computer workstations, in addition to a social area and offices for our staff. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs and events, and participate in national campaigns such as Coming Out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and "Gay? Fine by Me." We invite you to visit the LGBT Resource Office-everyone is always welcome!
Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244
Screened as part of Bisexual Awareness Week
In Director Desiree Akhavan's 2014 film, a young woman embarks on a journey of discovery and self-expression. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
The LGBT Resource Office and the Center for Counseling and Student Development present "To Girls Everywhere, I Am With You" on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 pm in Wright Auditorium. The evening features a reading of the victim letter in the 2015 Stanford University sexual assault. Created to explore the impact of sexual violence on college campuses, a panel discussion will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public and is recommended for mature audiences due to graphic content.
A Wellness Passport Event
The LGBT Resource Office announces a new monthly meeting for Queer and Trans* People of Color. Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, will be facilitating the monthly gatherings designed to build community and work together to navigate the complexities of intersectional identities. The meetings will be held at 5:30 pm in Brewster B-104 on the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 26
- Tuesday, October 24
- Tuesday, November 21
Safe Zone training is an opportunity for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgmental, safe, educational environment. The purpose of Safe Zone is to create a network of allies who are willing to talk to students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Training is offered throughout the year on Main Campus and the Health Sciences Campus. Each session is three hours in length and includes a panel of students who share their experiences as members of the LGBT community on campus.
Registration for faculty and staff is open through Cornerstone. Safe Zone Trainings are scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday, September 26 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Student Recreation Center, Room 202.
The Pirate Ally training offers students the opportunity for an engaging, educational conversation about the lives of LGBT students on campus and highlights the importance of acceptance and understanding among their peers. Through this program, the LGBT Resource Office will increase the visibility of allies in the Pirate Nation!
Fall 2017 trainings:
- Tuesday, October 3
- Tuesday, October 24
- Tuesday, November 14
All trainings are from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Mendenhall Student Center, Room 221
The Pirate Ally program is designed to complement Safe Zone training which has been offered to faculty and staff on campus for over ten years. Just as Safe Zone's purpose is to create a network of faculty and staff allies who are willing to talk to students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a non-judgmental, safe environment, Pirate Ally will encourage ECU students to help fulfill the University's vision of a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.