One of Sinclair’s three strategic priorities is EQUITY. Sinclair’s vision statement regarding equity reads as follows: “The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated.”
Guided by our commitment to equity, the Offices of Student Affairs seek to provide a campus environment where all students, including those who identify as LGBTQ+, feel welcomed, respected, safe, and valued as full members of the campus community. We support LGBTQ+ students by providing resources and services, making education and training available to all members of the campus community, and developing students who are committed to leading positive social change. Through these efforts we embody one of the college’s strategic policies, to “maintain the social justice and inclusion traditions of the college through open access to programs and services.”
There are multiple national and local community programs available to Sinclair students, which are focused on providing LGBTQ+ support. Sinclair staff can help connect students to community resources.
One program available with a ten year history of providing services and a movement of support in our local region is Brite Signal Alliance, a Sinclair chartered student group. Brite Signal Alliance is committed to promoting equality and raising awareness about diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity, including challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The group offers support, education, and fun while promoting greater diversity awareness and change in the college and local community. This group meets every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in building 7, 7-003.
Saturday, June 1
Dayton Pride Festival
Sinclair will have a presence at this year’s Pride Festival. Look for our table and visit with our school’s LGBTQ+ Liaison, Larry Lindstrom. We hope to see you there!
Sinclair’s LGBTQ+ Support Services will help to make Welcome Week truly welcoming for all students! Look for our table at various “meet and greet” events, and/or check in with our LGBTQ+ Liaison, Larry Lindstrom.
Friday, October 11
National “Coming Out” Day
In honor of National “Coming Out” Day, Sinclair will host a series of events throughout the month of October to raise awareness on campus of LGBTQ+ issues. Plans include a “Sinclair Talks” panel, chaired by Professor Kara Brown of the IT department. Look for more details in the early fall.
Monday, December 2
World AIDS Day
Sinclair will observe World AIDS day with a series of events in early December, including free HIV screening on campus.
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