LGBTQIA Support & Discussion Group
The group meets every Monday at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. during Fall and Spring Semester. The group currently is held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The first meeting of group for Spring 2021 will be on Monday January 25th.
Purpose of the Group
This group is an opportunity for WSU LGBTQIA+ students to gather, learn from each other, and share support. Each group will focus on pertinent topics of interest to participants, likely including: coming out, self-acceptance, family issues, and dating/relationship challenges.
This group is co-facilitated by Chris Harrell of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and Jayson Stokes, Coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center.
Any interested WSU student is welcome to attend. Students can feel free to attend all or the weekly meetings or drop in whenever they can make it.
Counseling and Psychological Services Center | 801-626-6406
LGBT Resource Center | 801-626-7271
Expectations of Group Members
- In order for everyone to express opinions freely, we expect everyone to honor confidentiality. That is, we ask you not to discuss who attented the meeting or what other participants discussed during the meeting with anyone outside of the group. We cannot legally guarantee confidentiality, but it is highly encouraged.
- We expect all group participants to be respectful. This means arriving on time, taking turns talking, and being open to different perspectives.
- THis group is not a counseling or therapy group. It is a place where we can learn from each other and discuss issues of concern. If you are interested in receiving individual or group therapy to address personal concerns, speak with the facilitator from the WSU Counseling and Psychological Services Center to find out how to initiate these services.
- If the group is not meeting your needs or expectations, if there are situations in which you don't feel comfortable, or if you have ideas on how to improve the group, the facilitators will be available briefly after each meeting and welcomes your feeback.