LGBTQA Resources

Wichita State Campus Resources

Spectrum LGBTQ & Allies
Spectrum is a social / discussion group for the WSU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community and its allies. If you are interested in learning more or wish to show your support by being a part of our group, please feel free to stop by one of our weekly meetings. Everyone is welcome! www.wichita.edu/spectrum

When Are The Meetings? Fall semester meeting days and times to be announced.

 Alumni Advisor: Brad Thomison - brad.thomison@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Pearson - jennifer.pearson@wichita.edu
Our E-Mail: thatgaygroup@gmail.com

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is located in the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC), suite 208 and provides resources and service to WSU Students, Faculty and Staff. Visit the website for more info www.wichita.edu/odi.
E-Mail: oma@wichita.edu

Counseling & Testing Center
The Counseling & Testing Center offers a variety of counseling services. They are temporarily located in Brennan Hall II.
Phone - 316-978-3440
Take a look at their website for more information.

Student Health Services
Student Health Services offers mostly free or discounted medical services to WSU Students. They are located in room 209 of Ahlberg Hall.
Visit their website for more information www.wichita.edu/studenthealthservices.

Campus Recreation
With a diverse line-up of fitness, recreation and leisure activities, Campus Recreation at Wichita State University aspires to be the best part of your Shocker day! Mix in affordable membership rates, quality programs, equipment and services and you have a recipe for a healthier, happier you. Come and enjoy the gender neutral showers conveniently located right next to the stairs leading down to the racquetball and Cycle Studio activity area. There are lockers for individuals to safely store their belongs. Campus Recreation encourages you to explore their website to discover the many opportunities that are available at the Heskett Center
For more info visit http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=campusrecreation
Location Heskett Center
Phone 316-978-3082

University Libraries LGBTQ Resources Guide
A great resource for students wanting books, articles, websites, and films about LGBTQA issues. Visit their website for more info http://libresources.wichita.edu/lgbtq

Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Wichita State University promotes student learning and development and a campus culture of respect and responsibility.
The offices aims to encourage a community of acceptance and accountability by creating processes and policies designed to resolve conflict in an appropriate manner.Phone-316-978-6681
The office is located in Grace Wilkie Annex room 170, http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=studentconduct 

Wichita City Resources

First Metropolitan Community Church
MCC is an all-inclusive and diverse church for all people. MCC welcomes into full participation persons of every race, language, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, economic or marital status, and faith background.
Location - 156 S. Kansas, Wichita, Kansas 67211
Contact - Phone: (316) 267-1852 FAX: (810) 277-1859 pastor@mccwichita.com info@mccwichita.com
Visit Website - http://mccwichita.com/

GLSEN Wichita is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 40 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country. Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all. 
Location - 800 N. Market, Wichita, Kansas 67214
Contact - wichita@chapters.glsen.org
Visit Website - http://glsen.org/chapters/wichita/ourchapter

Liberty Press
The Liberty Press is Kansas' own GLBT publication. You can pick up a copy from the University Information Center in the Rhatigan Student Center, or at newsstands across Wichita.

A place where LGBT people, their parents, families and friends gather to listen and talk about coming out and being come out to. We hold regular free monthly PFLAG support meetings the second Thursday of each month at College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. 1st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wichita PFLAG is open to everyone from any denomination, religion, non-religion or ethnicity, all are welcome. Our meetings have a time for support groups and generally a short educational program.
Local page https://www.facebook.com/WichitaPFLAG
National website - http://community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=194

Positive Directions
Positive Directions is a service organization for the HIV and AIDS community in Wichita and South-Central Kansas.

The Center
The Center is a local resource center for the LGBTQA community. It is also a great resource for Wichita youth seeking a safe space to socialize with other LGBTQA youth.

Wichita Transgender Coalition
The Wichita Transgender Coalition is a supportive social, educational, and advocacy group, dedicated to meeting the needs of the transgender community in Wichita, KS, and the surrounding area. For more information, visit their website: http://wichitatransgendercoalition.blogspot.com/

Wichita Pride, Inc.
Wichita Pride are organizers and producers of Wichita’s PrideFest. PrideFest is a multi-day celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Allied communities, along with a Festival and Parade there are several other events, many of which are family-oriented and child-friendly. Learn more at their website http://wichitapride.com/
email: president@wichitapride.org
phone: (888) 292-7011

Kansas Equality Coalition
The Kansas Equality Coalition is a unified, statewide group of fair-minded people who are determined to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. We seek to ensure the dignity, safety and legal equality of all Kansans. Visit their website: http://kansasequalitycoalition.org/wichita/