North Central Missouri College supports a diverse student body where differences are appreciated and celebrated. We are committed to a safe, inclusive campus, recognizing that the vitality of campus stems from our diversity.
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) – Contact Student Senate for current advisor information.
The Center Project—A non-profit organization that serves as a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allies. The Center Project coordinates many support groups including groups for bisexual community members, parents of LGBTQ kids, and LBGTQ professionals as well as social groups for travel, books, and vegetarian cooking. The center also hosts a 1,000 volume social justice library.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) – Since its founding in 1990, GLSEN has been working to create safe schools through several programs including:
National Day of Silence
No-Name Calling Week
Safe Space Program
Gay Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) – The GSA Network supports GSAs nationwide and provides social programs and leadership opportunities for LGBT and queer youth.
Genderfork – A supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum.
GLBT National Help Center – 1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)
It Gets Better – To communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to crate and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Mid-Missouri Pride Fest— An annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally community in Mid-Missouri.
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) – NCLR has successfully litigated some key cases for transgender people including winning the Kanteras v. Kanteras case which included dissolution of marriage and child custody in Florida.
National Center for Transgender Equality – The NCTE is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Out and Proud – A statewide effort in Missouri to raise awareness of LGBTQ health disparities and connect people with resources and community
Outserve – Founded in late 2009 and early 2010, OutServe is the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel.
Palm Center – Formerly the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM).
The Palm Center uses rigorous social science to study the flawed rationale behind Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and then aggressively distributes its research to military audiences during annual visits to West Point, the Army War College, the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and elsewhere.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)—A support and advocacy group for allies.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) – Since its founding in 1993, SLDN has been the leading organization working to allow LGBTQ patriots to serve openly in the US military. In addition, SLDN provides direct legal services to members of the armed forces affected by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, including transgender military service members.
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Trevor Lifeline: 24/7, LGBTQ & Ally focused – (866) 488-7386
Trevor Chat: www.trevorproject.org/chat
Alexander Student Center – main floor
Geyer Hall – third floor, faculty/staff bathroom main floor
Kutler Building – Barton Campus