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LGBT RESOURCE OFFICE 
East Carolina University
B-103 Brewster Building
Mail Stop 567
Greenville, NC 27858

252.737.4451

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    WELCOME

    Welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to the website of the new LGBT Resource Office at East Carolina University. We are currently working on our website to make it the most comprehensive resource possible. Check back often for updates, as you will notice significant changes over the next few weeks. If you have any questions about the resource office, please feel free to contact us at lgbt@ecu.edu or by telephone at 252.737.4451. If you have any suggestions or comments about ways we can better serve you, please let us know. 

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    OUR MISSION

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    Our mission is to provide social and emotional support in a safe environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, to enhance the university’s and community’s awareness, understanding, and acceptance of their LGBT members, and to advocate for the LGBT community.

     
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    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

    The LGBT Resource Office is proud to announce that ECU will be offering our first ever LGBT-specific academic courses this fall.  One is for incoming freshman and one if for upper-level students.  Check them out below!

    1. COAD 1000 for GLBT Students and Allies

    The objective of COAD 1000 is to assist freshman in being successful in their first year of college and beyond.  Topics covered in this course include understanding the transition from high school to college, student development and motivation, goal-setting, learning styles, study and test-taking skills, communication, critical-thinking skills, ECU rules and regulations, and career development issues. To be added to the COAD class that will feature an added focus on GLBT and Ally issues and identity, please e-mail course instructor Aaron Lucier at luciera@ecu.ecu    

    2. LGBT Identity, Society, and Politics (SOCI 4000-001/WOST 3500-001)

    The goal of this course is to introduce students to the growing social science research on LGBT people and communities.  This course will be organized around three general topics: the historical development of LGBT identities, communities, and space, the ways in which LGBT status influences one's experience in social institutions, including education, family, religion, and the economy, and the collective attempts by LGBT people to challenge societal exclusion and inequality and the ways in which these challenges are resisted.  Contact instructor Dr. Melinda Kane at kanem@ecu.edu for more information.