The Positive Space Initiative (PSI) Working Group exists to create opportunities to foster SLC community awareness and engagement and promote the inclusion of LGBTQQ2S+ persons in every aspect of campus life.
Positive Space Campaign Working Group
The Positive Space Campaign Working Group is committed to supporting and promoting a number of initiatives across all three campuses. These include:
Positive Space Training
Positive Space is a two hour information session aimed at developing increased awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the issues of sexual identity and gender diversity at St. Lawrence College. Additionally, it is a volunteer sticker campaign. A Positive Space sticker posted on an office door or work space identifies the intention to create an accepting and supportive environment with respect to issues of sexual identity and gender diversity.
The Responsibilities of a Positive Space Participant at St. Lawrence College
1) Display a Poster Space Sticker or Button
- Display a Positive Space sticker or button in a visible place that you have control over, such as your work space, your backpack, or your person. If you share a work space, please ensure that your office mate is also a participant in the program before affixing the sticker to the entrance to your shared space.
2) Be a Resource
- Act in a sensitive and compassionate manner towards the needs of the LGBTQQ2S+ community on campus.
- Respect the confidentiality of those who contact you.
- Maintain an up-to-date list of community resources.
- Be an empathetic listener but not a counsellor. Know where to refer people who require more assistance.
- Do not condone homophobic, transphobic or heterosexist actions.
- Be willing to explain to others what the Positive Space Campaign is and consider referring others to participate.
How do I participate?
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLC Alliance Initiatives
The SLC Alliance is an educational, social, and supportive group for members of the LGBTQQ2S+ community and their allies at St. Lawrence College. We are a mix of LGBTQQ2S+ community members and allies who all have a common goal of making St Lawrence College a safer place for everyone. We supply a safe space for students and faculty of the College to meet with other members of their community. We supply educational opportunities, social outlets, and support of the natural human need for emotional connection with others. In conjunction with other initiatives of SLC we help to foster a more positive and welcoming atmosphere for all people who learn, live, and work on our campuses.
Pin Your Pride on Us
Pin Your Pride on Us is an initiative formed through the SLC Alliance to use pin-back buttons and other easily distributed materials (such as key chains, magnets, and stickers) to make LGBTQQ2S+ community support more visible at all times. We are currently seeking funding both privately and through grants.
Other SLC Initiatives
- LBGTQ Rainbow Project
- Gender Fair and LGBTQ Awareness and Support
Gender-Neutral Washrooms on Campus
- Kingston – Rooms 11230, 02230, and 22190
- Brockville – Room 277A and Room B117
- Cornwall – Rooms M1360 and A2054