Get to know one of our USASA Clubs, the University of South Australia Rainbow Club! Read on to find out what the club entails and how you can be a part of the unique and wonderful things that the club does.
2. What are your clubs main goals and aims?
Our aim is to ensure that UniSA is an inclusive, safe, fun, engaging campus environment for queer students. These include: having a queer voice in USASA student representation, autonomous spaces on-campus for queer students to relax in a safe environment, gender-neutral toilets on all campuses, access to appropriate sexual health advice and counselling, inclusive university policies to protect students and staff from discrimination, and maintaining an Ally Network of queer-friendly staff members who can provide support to queer students.
3. What have been some of your clubs biggest achievements?
Working with USASA reps and UniSA staff to develop the Ally Network was a huge project that took several years to happen, and is an ongoing effort to ensure all queer students have staff at UniSA to turn to in times of need. We also got the uni to commit to hiring a queer counsellor, and had the entire Access and Inclusion team of staff to undergo training around Sexuality and Gender identity so that they can better support queer students. We’ve also won more USASA Club Awards than any other club, but that’s really just been a nice bonus to have on top of all the other things we achieve.
4. What is your club looking forward to this year?
We’d really love to be back holding regular events on campus again. There’s been huge demand to have our annual Queer Ball again, so fingers crossed we can make that happen! We’re also working with the uni to further develop the Ally Network, get a queer space up and running, and have gender-neutral toilets on all campuses by the end of the year.
5. How can students get involved in your club?
Students can get involved in our club by joining our Discord server to meet other queer students and chat about all things queer. They can also follow and interact with us on social media and send an email to us if they have any enquiries.
6. What's the best thing about your club?
We fight for queer student’s rights. Unfortunately, UniSA lags behind Adelaide and Flinders in terms of services and opportunities for queer students. We believe our students deserve better than what they’re currently getting from the uni. By joining our club, you’ll get the opportunity to meet other queer students across the state, get discounted tickets to our events, and win free goodies when we do giveaways.
7. If you had no limits on budget or space what would be your dream club event?
If we had no limits, we would absolutely love to hold a giant Queer Ball in the Mortlock Wing of the State Library. We’d have Courtney Act MCing and we’d make tickets free for all club members.
8. Is there anything else you would like to share that your club has to offer?
Join the club, get free stuff, and fight the good fight.
Join the University of South Australia Rainbow Club here.
Want to shine a light on all the unique and wonderful things your club does by taking part in our USASA Clubs Feature! We are offering you the opportunity for your club to be featured across a range of USASA and USASA Clubs social media pages.
Find the form here: USASA.sa.edu.au/Forms/ClubFeature