To breathe life back into queer culture at the University of South Australia, to bring representation to queer identifying students, and to provide a safe, fun and engaging campus environment for queer students, staff and their allies.
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 at the University of South Australia. These include better sexual health information, easier access to counselling and relevant community agencies, and the establishment of a ‘safe space’ for queer identifying students and staff to mingle and discuss things in a secure, embracing environment. Both the University of Adelaide and Flinders University have such spaces, and we at the University of South Australia also deserve one.
We’re also committed to bringing vibrant queer culture onto our campuses. This could be achieved by holding fun and informative events such as a Pride Day, promoting and displaying queer art, music and film, to holding talks, lectures and demonstrations on campus.
Please join us today and be involved in lobbying for these changes. Without the help and support of students, the University of South Australia Rainbow Club will not be able to reach these goals. For more information about any of our goals, or how you can get involved, check out our Facebook page or send us an e-mail.
What if I need help?
The University of South Australia Rainbow Club is managed, organised and promoted by queer identified students, so we understand the sensitive nature of many of the issues that you may have experienced. Some of these issues may include:
- Questioning your sexual preference;
- Questioning your gender identity;
- Coming out as queer identified;
- Personal, moral, religious conflict
- Finding like-minded friends, belonging.
The University of South Australia Rainbow Club can provide a connection to appropriate counselling services, and we are happy to answer queries and concerns via e-mail or Facebook if you would rather not go through the counselling process. We also understand that not everybody would like to be personally identified for a number of reasons; your identity will be kept a secret.