LGBTQ+ Student Network
The LGBTQ+ New Student Network at UW Bothell provides support, community, events, information, and resources for any first-year student or transfer student self-identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+/queer umbrella. This includes, but is not limited to, students identifying as lesbian/gay, bisexual/pansexual, transgender (including non-binary/genderqueer), queer, intersex, asexual/aromantic, or questioning. Allies are also always welcome to attend events or request information.
If you are a student who would like to join the Network, receive updates about Network events or information/resources, or need any help, just email the Network Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will be kept private.
There are a number of resources available in the community and at the University of Washington Bothell for students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. As part of your orientation process, you will have the chance to learn more and connect with this Network and its members.
- Pride Alliance at UW Bothell: (UW1-161) The Pride Alliance at UWB provides community events and meetings for students at UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College who are active in the LGBTQIA+ community. It ensures that students feel like they belong, and introduces them to others who are also part of the community. It’s a great place for students to build new social networks, as well.
- UW Bothell Counseling Center: (UW1-080) UWB Counseling offers counseling appointments for UW Bothell students throughout the quarter. They can help students with addressing academic or personal concerns, or even lend a shoulder if a student needs to vent. All information shared is confidential and does not leave the office.
- Diversity Center (UW1-173): The Diversity center serves as a social hub and values inclusion on campus. As well as being a safe space for students on campus, it also provides academic resources, and a place to study and socialize.
- Lambert House: Located in Seattle, a space for LGBTQ+ youth 22 and under, to build a community. Lambert House has support groups, dances, fields trips, and a library full of LGBTQ books.
- Gay City: Located in Seattle, a place for the LGBTQ+ community to get together, find resources, get services, and find community.
- Learn How to Become.org: Provides scholarships and funding for LGBTQ+ students
- The Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25 (Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386)
Why We Became LGBTQ+ Student Network Leads
“As someone in the LGBTQ+ community, I’m excited to connect new students to the many resources we have on campus and let them know that they are welcome to come as they are and thrive”
College can be isolating for LGBTQ+ students. I would love to share my experience with other students.
“As an individual who is a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, it’s my aspiration to ensure that everyone feels included and has a place where they feel safe.”
“To me, it is really important that people are comfortable in their own skin and embrace who they are. As a lead in the LGBTQ+ New Student Network I want to be supportive of people’s identity, celebrate with people who have embraced their identity, and empower people who maybe haven’t quite embraced their identity