The LGBT Resource Center offers annual events for the community throughout the school year. Click here for more information.
Undergraduates or Graduate students can apply to be an Intern with the LGBT Resource Center. Type of Internships vary each year based on LGBT Resource Center needs. Intern positions are paid monthly stipends (subject to funding availability), work 10 hours per week, and are held for the entire academic year.
Undergraduates or Graduate students can apply to be a Student Assistant with the LGBT Resource Center. Student Assistant positions are paid per hour, work 8-12 hours per week, and are subject to renewal each academic quarter.
Peer Connections Discussion Leaders
Peer Chat Discussion Leaders are current UCI students that identify as LGBTQ who are trained to help connect other Anteaters to resources and community during weekly online chats. Peer Connections is a peer support program that creates and broadens opportunities for students who identify as LGBTQ, may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, or are in the process of coming out at UC Irvine. Discussion Leader positions are unpaid internships that require a commitment of up to 5 hours/week during weeks 2-9 of each quarter.
The LGBT Resource Center welcomes students, staff, or faculty who are simply interested in associating and getting involved with the Resource Center. Volunteer service can range from one-time event volunteer to weekly or ongoing service within the Resource Center. Contact LGBT Resource Center staff with interests or ideas for volunteering.
Volunteer 1.3 Academic Units
Undergraduate students can inquire about volunteering in the LGBT Resource Center for 1.3 academic units of pass or no pass. Requirements for 1.3 units include completing 30 hours of service and producing a reflection paper in one quarter. For the latest requirements and updates on receiving 1.3 units, contact the LGBT Resource Center staff directly.
All students are encouraged to participate in annual or quarterly LGBT Resource Center Leadership Retreats. Leadership Retreats vary from day-long to weekend sessions, and may cover communication, team-building, high ropes coures, identity development, action-planning, etc.
LGBTQ Student Involvement Opportunities
Irvine Queers (IQ) was founded in 1972. IQ is a social, educational, political, and service organization, with the purpose to enhance the Queer & Ally experience at UCI. IQ meets every Tuesday at 7pm in Emerald Bay C on the first floor of the Student Center.
Q&A is a support group that focuses on the struggles of being Queer and
Asian. Trying to balance family and individual values can be very
complicated. Q&A is a place where people can talk about issues in a safe
and confidential environment. No topics will be shed away. They meet twice
a month, at Campus Village.
TAG TEAM stands for Transgender Alliance Group To Educate and Motivate! TAG TEAM is a group devoted to spreading awareness and implementing action on campus to improve the experience of transgender, gender variant, and gender nonconforming individuals.
Queer Graduate Caucus
The Queer Graduate Caucus (QGC) is a graduate student initiative at UCI supporting a queer-friendly university environment. The QGC serves as a catalyst for social and academic networking on the UCI campus for students, faculty, staff, and their Allies by sponsoring social events, lectures, discussion groups, and political activism. The QGC also provides prospective graduate students with information about the UCI community and resources the in Orange County area.
To be added to the QGC listserve, please send an email to email@example.com.
La Familia is a cultural, social, and political support group for Latin@/Chican@ LGBTQ students. La Fa meets weekly at the LGBTRC.
Queer Black Collective
Fluidity Bi Request is a bi-weekly safe space discussion and support group for anyone who is questioning, bisexual, fluid, bi-loving, and all other nonmonosexual identity. Bi Request meets at 6pm Wednesdays of EVEN weeks (2, 4, 6, 8, 10) at the LGBTRC.
The Trans support group is for those who idenitfy as trans, genderqueer, gender noncomforming, gender variant, and their allies and partners. The Trans support group meets weekly at the LGBTRC. Please contact the LGBTRC for more details.