There are several ways to get involved and make a difference in the LGBTQIA community at CU. From volunteering at the GSC, participating in student groups, and joining committees and coalitions, there is something for everyone!


For information on current events and programming, you can also join our e-mail list! The newsletter is sent out once a week and updated with on-campus events as well as community events.

To join the general listserv, send an email to with the contents of your message being (erase any signature line you might have): subscribe glbtqrc_general (Your Name). No subject is required.

Example: Subscribe glbtqrc_general John Doe

You can also e-mail Ayla Sullivan to request a subscription to the general list-serve.

Volunteer at the GSC

Gender and Sexuality Center volunteers are students that work to educate and outreach to the campus by providing presentations, office support, tabling, fliering, event organizing, etc. around LGBTQIA issues. GSC volunteers need to be comfortable speaking in front of groups and/or one-on-on with individuals. GSC volunteers should be motivated around social justice issues regarding marginalized populations on campus and a have a strong willingness and dedication to learn and to work with others. Initial and on-going training is provided.

  • Outreach Volunteers: Our outreach volunteers are critical to our success. They help publicize events, staff the office, greet visitors, provide information through tabling and set the atmosphere for people visiting the center.
  • Peer Education Team: Part of our mission is to provide education to the broader community. This is your opportunity to help with this. Peer educators present to classrooms (on and off campus), residence halls, and student groups about gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation as well as other issues related to the LGBTQIA community. For more information about the Peer Education program, please visit the program's information page.

If you are interested in becoming either an outreach or Peer Education volunteer at the Gender and Sexuality Center, please contact Scarlet at for more information or for an application.

Peer Ed

The Gender and Sexuality Center welcomes students to work with our Peer Education team. Our Peer Ed team trains in various social justice topics and presents around campus, in classrooms, events, and within various communities. If you are interested in applying or looking for more information, please contact our Peer Ed Coordinator, Danny Sussman at 

Student Groups

There are several student groups in the LGBTQIA community, many which work on campus and broader advocacy as well as providing the extracurricular social/support space. Click here for a complete list of student groups and meeting times.

GSC Center Internships

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers the following internships for 3 hours of academic credit. Please contact Scarlet Bowen, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, for further information:

The Vincent Woodard Internship for Liberation and Healing: This internship honors Vincent Woodard (1971-2008), a former Assistant Professor of English at CU-Boulder who taught courses in African-American and queer studies. The intern will create an educational or social justice program or project that focuses on themes of liberation, spirituality, healing, and empowerment in and for the LGBTQ community.

The Jared Polis Internship for Politics and Human Rights: This internship honors Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a freshman and the first gay parent in the United States Congress. The intern will create an educational or social justice program or project that focuses on themes of politics and human rights as it relates to the LGBTQ community.

The Angie Zapata Internship for Education and Social Transformation: This internship honors Angie Zapata (1989-2008), a transgender woman from Brighton, Colorado whose homicide case was the first to be tried under hate crime legislation protecting gender identity and expression. The intern will create an educational or social justice program or project that focuses on themes of education and positive social change in and for the LGBTQ community.

The Open Door Internship for Ethical Business Engagement: This internship honors the Open Door Foundation. The intern will create an educational or social justice program or project that focuses on the themes of equal employment opportunity and economic development for the LGBTQ community.

The Internship for Community and Coalition: The intern will create an educational or social justice program or project that seeks to create an inclusive LGBTQ community and build coalitions with other communities.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Engage the theme of the internship using various approaches, including the arts, community building, social justice, history, and health
  • Publicize and build awareness of the program through the weekly RC bulletin, Campus Advocacy Centers, student organizations, campus departments, and word of mouth
  • Complete required program paperwork, including receipts, program proposals, and program evaluations
  • Track spending for program costs

Application Process and Deadlines:

Application Deadline Fall 2016: September 2nd.


  1. 1. Fill out the Arts and Sciences Internship Credit Application, which requires signatures from your faculty member, supervisor at the organization (in this case Scarlet Bowen at the Resource Center), and LGBT Studies Co-Chair, Bud Coleman.
  2. 2. Return to Alicia Turchette at the Women and Gender Studies office, Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage.

Other LGBTQIA Advocacy Opportunities

There are several other ways to get involved with making a difference in the LGBTQIA community on campus. Below is an updated list of committees and coalitions which are a part of the university, or help to serve CU, which you are welcome to become involved in.

For more information or how to join any of these committees please contact us or at