Gender, Romantic & Sexual Identities Residential Learning Community

 Gender, Romantic & Sexual Identities Community

The Gender, Romantic & Sexual Identities Residential Learning Community (GR&S), also known as the Spectrum community, is a safe zone for students. This is a supportive community that engages in a open dialog about identity and is supported by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.  GR&S is a safe space for students who identify as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, as well as other identities and their allies.

The community‚Äôs mission is to provide a space for students to learn and explore their own identities as they navigate the broader university community.  This Residential Learning community focuses on awareness of the gender and sexuality spectrums. Through advocacy, education, and supportive spaces, we hope to develop dialogue, reflection, and empowerment, resulting in the thoughtful discussion of marginalized identities to advance equity and inclusion at the University of Northern Colorado.

To apply for this community, select Spectrum from the Themed Housing Option drop down box.

Student Learning Outcomes

Advocate

  • Students will be able to define what it means to advocate for themselves on campus.
  • Students will learn and be able to articulate the systems and practices that can be utilized to confront or report discrimination and bias-related behaviors. 

Educate

  • Students will be able to utilize inclusive language.
  • Students will be able to articulate what intersectionality means and how it might impact their own student experience.
  • Students will be able to articulate a working understanding of multiple truths and how that information affects identities they hold. 

Support

  • Students will be able to articulate what identities they hold.
  • Students will be able to articulate and illustrate their identities by demonstrating self-reflection.
  • Students will be able to articulate what support means to them and what resources are available on campus to support marginalized identities.