Peer Mentoring Program

By pairing LGBTQ students with LGBTQ peers, the LGBTQ Mentoring Program helps LGBTQ students gain support and validation, make a strong connection to the University of Houston, and assists them in linking with resources that contribute to their success in college and beyond.

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Speakers Bureau

Consider joining the Speakers Bureau. A speakers bureau consists of a panel of trained volunteers who are willing to speak about their lives and experiences to various groups on campus such as classrooms, student organizations and resident halls. One of the most effective ways to educate your campus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues is to interact directly with members of the campus community.

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Request a Program

Request a Program - gives LGBTQ students opportunities to educate the campus about the LGBTQ community by presenting workshops, facilitating discussions, or sharing their personal stories. These programs are available for student organizations, residential life, UH departments, and classroom instructors.

  • Transgender 101 – Learn the basics about transgender individuals and terminology
  • LGBTQ Jeopardy – A fun way to learn facts and trivia about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
  • LGBTQ Speakers Bureau – The LGBTQ Speakers Bureau facilitates dialogues within campus groups to answer questions and create a better understanding of issues in the LGBTQ community.
  • Queer Coogs Camaraderie Workshop
    UH Student groups can request this workshop to learn about the experiences of the LGBTQ community directly from their fellow Coogs who are LGBTQ. An amped up fast friend game follows our standard speakers bureau panel. A very fun way to break down barriers and make connections.
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Cougar Ally Training

Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community.

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Pride Partners

University of Houston departments are now able to show their support of the LGBTQ Resource Center and of the LGBTQ community by becoming a pride partner. Simply fill out this application. The LGBTQ Resource Center Advisory Board will review your application and either grant you UH Pride Partner status, or provide you with feedback regarding further steps needed to achieve UH Pride Partner status.

Benefits to your Department

  • Link to your department's website on LGBTQ Resource Center's website
  • UH Pride Partner placard for your department's office
  • Letter to university leadership naming supporters
  • Department names published in Daily Cougar advertisement
  • Contribute to student success
  • Support a respectful, inclusive culture on campus