To bring representation to students and staff of diverse genders and sexualities, and to provide a safe, fun, engaging campus environment at the University of South Australia.
The University of South Australia Rainbow Club was established in 2011, and for some time served as a small social group for queer students to get together, chat, eat and play games. After a period of inactivity, the University of South Australia Rainbow Club went through a change of management, and now needs you! With a very small but dedicated committee, and some lofty goals, we’re looking to build our reputation as a club, and to engage as many students as possible to help better queer student services and events at the University of South Australia.
What do we want?
The University of South Australia Rainbow Club is wholly committed to lobbying for better queer student services. These include:
❤️ A Queer Officer on the USASA Board
💛 A safe space ‘Rainbow Room’ on-campus for queer students and staff to mingle and discuss things in a secure, embracing environment
💚 Easier access to relevant community agencies and high-quality counselling
💙 More freely-available sexual health information on-campuses
💜 The establishment of an Ally Network of queer-friendly staff members who can provide support to queer-identifying students
What we do
We regularly hold a variety of social events such as drinks and games nights for our community. We also support displaying queer art, performances, queer-relevant talks, lectures and demonstrations on campus. We maintain close links with many queer-specific groups and services throughout Australia.
We are managed and promoted by queer students, so we understand the sensitive nature of the issues that you may have experienced. Some of these issues may include:
❤️ Coming out as queer-identified
💛 Finding like-minded friends
💚 Personal, moral, religious conflict
💙 Questioning your gender identity
💜 Questioning your sexuality
We can provide a connection to appropriate counselling services. If you would rather not go through the counselling process, then we are happy to answer queries and concerns via email or Facebook. We also understand that not everyone would like to be personally identified for a number of reasons; your identity will be kept a secret. A handy list of university and external services are provided in our brochure.
Want to help?
Come along to our executive committee meetings with ideas and suggestions, or join our volunteer group though our Facebook page.
Want to join?
Membership is free and open to both UniSA and non-UniSA students. Just make a USASA account on this website, and click the blue 'Join or Renew' box near the top right corner of this page. We hold our Annual General Meeting in March, where we elect office bearers for the year.