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University of South Australia Rainbow Club

A club for queer and gender diverse students and staff.

Description

Our mission
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.

History
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 very, very 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:
❀️ An autonomous Queer Officer on the USASA Board
πŸ’› A safe space β€˜Rainbow Room’ on-campus for queer students and staff to mingle and discuss things in a secure, embracing environment
πŸ’š Easier access to relevant community agencies and high-quality counselling
πŸ’™ More freely-available sexual health information on-campuses
πŸ’œ 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.

Need help?
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
πŸ’› Finding like-minded friends
πŸ’š Personal, moral, religious conflict
πŸ’™ Questioning your gender identity
πŸ’œ 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 'Join or Renew' on our club's page. We hold our annual general meeting in March, where we elect office bearers for the year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unisarainbowclub/
E-mail: unisarainbowclub@gmail.com

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