PRIDE at Massasoit
Pride @ Massasoit celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities, creates opportunities to gather around shared experiences, raises awareness in the campus and local communities about ongoing inequity and injustice experienced by LGBTQIA+ folks, and provides opportunities for individual and community growth through mentorship and support programs.
Working closely with campus and local partners, our goal is to strengthen and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community and enrich the lives of those we serve.
Our Work: LGBTQIA+ Equity Team
The LGBTQIA+ Equity Team was established in Spring 2020 to further support the LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Priorities for this team were created in four work groups.
Safe Space Program Training and Curriculum
Design content and instructional delivery for an “LGBTQIA+ 101” and inclusive classrooms professional development workshops. Will include three different mediums for instructional delivery: face-to-face, remote learning, and self-paced. Develop the process to request training. Assess current facilitator pool’s skills and comfort level and provide recommendations for future knowledge-building within the facilitator pool. Develop a recruitment plan for future facilitators.
Mentorship and Celebrations
Design a faculty and staff mentorship program for LGBTQIA+-identifying students (recruitment, assignment, evaluation). Plan and implement two (fall and spring) signature LGBTQIA+ celebration events for the campus community. Identify key “Safe Spaces” for students, both physically and virtually.
Brand Development for Pride @ Massasoit
Collaborate with Marketing & Communications to create a brand identity for Pride @ Massasoit. Responsible for web content, print materials design, and promotional items. Create safe space kit items (stickers, buttons, signage, etc). Create directory of trained “safe space” faculty, staff, and offices.
LGBTQIA+ Climate Survey
Collaborate with Insitutional Research to design and implement a campus-wide climate survey aimed at gathering data about the experiences of LGBTQIA+-identifying faculty, staff, and students. Will include data analysis and action planning based on national standards and best practices.