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LGBTQA Resources

Listed below are all the resouces offered at Wichita State University to LGBTQA students, faculty and staff.

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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! 

Contact:
Phone: 978-3456
Email: spectrum@wichita.edu
Alumni Advisor: Brad Thomison
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Pearson

Location:
Meetings are at 7 p.m. every Thursday in 265 Rhatigan Student Center.

» Learn more about Spectrum


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to cultivate and sustain an inclusive campus that strives for academic excellence by creating an environment that educates, empowers and mobilizes our students, campus and community. The office provides dynamic programs, which range from speakers and film showings to award ceremonies, cultural festivities and LGBTQA programming — each representing a small piece of the diversity displayed on the WSU campus.

Contact:
Phone: 978-3034
Email: diversity@wichita.edu

Location:
208 Rhatigan Student Center

» Learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Counseling & Testing Center

The Counseling & Testing Center offers a variety of services, such as psychological assessments and national exams. The office aims to help students, faculty and staff succeed in their personal, academic and work lives.

Contact:
Phone: 978-3440

Location:
Brennan Hall II

» Learn more about the Counseling & Testing Center


Student Health Services

Student Health Services offers mostly free or discounted medical services to WSU students. SHS provides medical treatment for ill or injured students, and also offers guidance and education in health matters to promote good health and prevent disease.

Contact:
Phone: 978-3620

Location:
209 Ahlberg Hall

» Learn more about Student Health Services


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! Utilize 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. 

Contact:
Phone: 978-3082

Location:
Heskett Center

» Learn more about Campus Recreation


University Libraries LGBTQ Resources Guide

Ablah Library is a great resource for students wanting books, articles, websites and films about LGBTQA issues.

» Learn more about the LGBTQ Resources Guide


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 office aims to encourage a community of acceptance and accountability by creating processes and policies designed to resolve conflict in an appropriate manner.

Contact:
Phone: 978-6681

Location:
170 Grace Wilkie Annex

» Learn more about the Student Conduct and Community Standard

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Wichita Resources

First Metropolitan Community Church

MCC is an all-inclusive and diverse church for all people. MCC welcomes 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.

Contact:
Phone: 316-267-1852
Fax: 810-277-1859
Email: info@mccwichita.com

Location :
156 S. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67211

» Learn more about First Metropolitan Community Church


GLSEN  

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. More than 40 chapters around the country work to cover a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.

While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. GLSEN is always looking for new volunteers to help ensure safe schools for all. 

Contact:
Email: wichita@chapters.glsen.org

Location:
800 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67214

» Learn more about the Wichita chapter of GLSEN


Liberty Press

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

Contact:
Phone: 316-652-7737
Email: editor@libertypress.net

» Learn more about Liberty Press publication


PFLAG

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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at College Hill United Methodist Church. 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.

Location:
PFGLAG meets at College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. 1st Street

» Learn more about the local chapter of PFLAG

» Learn more about PFLAG's national organization


Positive Directions

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

» Learn more about Positive Directions


The Center of Wichita

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.

» Learn more about the Center of Wichita


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, Kan., and the surrounding area.

Contact:
Email: asher.james@rocketmail.com

» Learn more about the Wichita Transgender Coalition


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.

Contact:
Phone: 888-292-7011
Email: president@wichitapride.org

» Learn more about Wichita Pride, Inc.


Kansas Equality Coalition

The Kansas Equality Coalition is a unified, state-wide 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.

Contact:
Phone: 316-683-1706

Location:
800 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67214

» Learn more about the Kansas Equality Coalition

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