Cougar Ally 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.
Cougar Ally 2.0 Workshops are for those on campus seeking to expand their knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ community. Participants do not have to complete the basic Cougar Ally Training to attend. Workshops in this series can cover an array of identities and topics such as transgender, intersex, asexual, non-binary, sexuality, pronouns, religion, intersectionality, and more.
A speakers bureau can be a meaningful and empowering experience for you in addition to being a useful form of community service. The speakers bureau is designed to provide a personal perspective on what it means to be an LGBT person in contemporary American society. Find Speakers Bureau Training dates on the LGBTQ Resource Center calendar.
The goal of the Peer Mentoring Program is to reduce the stress and isolation that many young people experience when first coming out or other challenges of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our mentors support their mentees in a safe, caring, one-on-one relationship while they work on their personal, social, academic, career, and life goals. Mentors are role models, guides, misconception challengers, motivators, and door openers.
UH Wellness is committed to creating and sustaining a campus culture free of sexual violence. Through our Sexual Violence Prevention and Education (SVPE) endeavors, we seek to empower campus community members to join us in this mission.
UH Wellness is proud to offer Mental Health First Aid Training to all interested students, faculty, and staff. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.