WCSU Pride Center Front Page
Please click the below link for a virtual tour of the Pride Center:
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
UPDATE 6/06/2021: Scott A. Towers, M.S. has been named the inaugural WCSU Deputy Title IX/Pride Center Coordinator. He is now overseeing this new university office. Scott is an alumnus of WCSU Class of 2011. For the time being he is physically on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays. Scott is available virtually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
UPDATE 12/14/2020: The WCSU Pride Center will be in full operation, ready and willing to support you as you navigate your [remote or in-person] class work and other types of work from on-campus, off-campus, home, or another remote location. We are here for all students – including undergraduates (on and off campus or away from WCSU), graduate students, and non-matriculated students as well as faculty and staff for support or to know more about serving as an ally supporter.
WHAT RESOURCES AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
We are doing our best to provide our full range of services in a slightly different way. In collaboration with our upcoming community partner, Triangle Community Center of Norwalk, these include, but are not limited to the following:
- Personal and academic advising and support by phone, email, online chat, video-conferencing, or another method that works well for you.
- Provision of case management and housing resources.
- Educational information and material.
- Social and cultural programs/opportunities for engagement through online discussions, live-streamed performances, and social media.
- (Virtual) consultation, training/education, and support for faculty and staff.
WHO CAN ACCESS OUR RESOURCES AND SERVICES?
Any member of the WCSU community including but not limited to undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors & lecturers, staff, and faculty. Local community members are also welcomed to participate in any of our campus programs and received education/information that those events/resources will be advertised as open to the public.
Do you have a question? You are welcome to send a message and ask our staff.
The following staff are in our remote offices every weekday and available to meet with any member of the campus community:
JESENIA MINIER, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER, OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND EQUITY
SCOTT A. TOWERS , M.S., DEPUTY TITLE IX/PRIDE CENTER COORDINATOR, WCSU PRIDE CENTER
TBA, TRIANGLE COMMUNITY CENTER ADVOCATE/TRAINER
JACLYN BONOMO, BSW (WCSU) INTERN, WCSU PRIDE CENTER
ALIA GALVEZ-ROLON, BSW (WCSU) INTERN, WCSU PRIDE CENTER
After April 12, 2021, Pride Center staff are able to virtually meet and/or schedule appointments from Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST, but can work with anyone who would like to set up a (virtual) appointment date and time that works better for your schedule and/or time zone.
TO REQUEST A MEETING
Temporary Email: email@example.com
To expedite the scheduling of a virtual appointment, please include your preferred method of communication (i.e. phone, online chat, video conferencing, etc.) and include some days and times that generally work for you. If you’re in another time zone (anywhere in the world) please let us know which time zone you are in so we can find a time that works for you.
STAY CONNECTED AND RECEIVE REGULAR UPDATES AT:
WCSU Pride Newsletter and mailing list (coming soon)
Instagram: In progress for public view on or after April 22, 2021
Twitter: In progress for public view on or after April 22, 2021
OTHER REGIONAL AND/OR LOCAL RESOURCE(S):
Apex Community Care
Latino Community Services, Inc.
Live Out Loud, Inc.
Teen Line: (New) LGBTQ Educational Video
The Audre Lordes Project, Inc.
Triangle Community Center
True Colors, Inc.
CRISIS INTERVENTION HOTLINE(S):
The Trevor Project – LGBT youth suicide/crisis intervention
Phone: (866) 4-U-Trevor
Availability: 24 hours
Infoline (CT) – Suicide/Crises intervention
Availability: 24 hours
National Help Center – Peer counseling
Phone: (888) 843-4564
Availability: M-F evenings; Saturday afternoon
Youth Talk Line
Phone: (800) 246-7743
Availability: Mon-Sat 9:30 pm to midnight (Eastern Time)
The Network – Ending abuse in LGBT communities
Phone: (617) 742-4911
National (Youth + Children) Dating Abuse Helpline
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project 24 hr Hotline
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
National Domestic Violence Hotline Number