The Center for Belonging and Social Change
The CBSC offers many Student Education and Empowerment Workshops that are available to members of the Ohio State community seeking to build inclusive environments, including workshops on LGBTQ topics.
Open sessions of the below workshops are scheduled throughout the year, both virtually and in-person. For information on open sessions, check out our event calendar. All LGBTQ workshops are eligible for DICE program credit.
Workshops are also available to groups of ten or more by request during the academic year. To request a workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form at least four weeks in advance of your requested workshop date. Please note that all workshop requests are dependent on staff availability.
Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Classrooms
The Center for Belonging and Social Change offers this workshop to facilitate faculty, staff, and GTAs in creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ students. This 2-hour presentation focuses on best practices for supporting LGBTQ students in settings of higher education, as well as strategies for navigating challenging conversations and interrupting bias. This workshop is eligible for 2 DICE credits.
This 1-hour workshop provides an overview of LGBTQ identities, terminology, and history. LGBTQ 101 is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community. This workshop is eligible for 1 DICE credit.
Pronouns 101 provides an overview of pronouns and their correct usage, including the use of neo-pronouns, and discusses the importance of normalizing the practice of sharing pronouns. This 1 hour workshop is recommended for students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about respectful pronoun usage. This workshop is eligible for 1 DICE credit.
Safe Zone aims to create a more welcoming and safe campus for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This 2.5-hour workshop is recommended for faculty, staff and students. Through this workshop, participants will (1) gain a greater understanding of LGBTQ identities and the systems of oppression that affect the community, (2) learn tools for incorporating LGBTQ-inclusive practices into your daily life, and (3) strengthen their skills in recognizing and interrupting anti-LGBTQ bias. Those who attend the entire workshop (2.5 hours) will receive a "Safe Zone" sticker to display. This workshop is eligible for 2 DICE credits.
This workshop explores best practices for engaging with and supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students and communities at The Ohio State University. The workshop is recommended for faculty, staff, and students. Through this 1-hour and 30-minute presentation, participants will gain a greater understanding of transgender identities and the systems of oppression that affect their community, as well as strategies for creating gender inclusive spaces. This workshop is eligible for 1 DICE credit.