LGBTQ+ Liberation House
Located on the first floor of South Bond Hall, the LGBTQ+ Liberation House is a Living Learning Community of Ferris State University's Housing department, dedicated to providing a safe, Pride-filled community for students who identify as LGBTQ+, as members of LGBTQ+ community, and students who are interested in a community that supports deep learning about gender and sexuality diversity, LGBTQ+ histories, identities, and cultures. The residential experience will specialize in strong community and leadership development, activism, and education on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality diversity at Ferris State University and in the local, national, and global contexts.
LGBTQ+ Liberation House supports gender-inclusive, single room assignments for up to 18 students, and a residential curriculum focused on wholistic student and community wellness, transformative dialogues, and education about gender and sexuality diversity, facilitated by LGBTQ+ Resource Center professional staff, campus and community partners, and a live-in theme program assistant partner from FSU’s Housing student staff who will be supported by both Housing and LGBTQ+ Resource Center professional staff. Students are expected to adhere to community agreements, values, and principles.
Students also participate in socials, community outreach and activities, event planning, and community building. LGBTQ+ Liberation House students learn about identity, community, leadership, and activism, while having fun and making friendships that can last a lifetime.
LGBTQ+ Liberation House students are expected to participate and be actively engaged in theme program activities and events, including:
- A yearlong (fall and spring) biweekly 60-90 minute community meeting on Thursday or Sunday evenings that includes program participant check-ins and dialogue. This is designed to provide students with a space for learning about issues of sexuality, gender, and community through dialogue.
- Four-to-eight hours per month engagement within the community through participation in LGBTQ+ community focused RSOs and/or volunteering with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. *Due to COVID-19 and the closing of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center's physical space, this requirement may include online volunteering or may be waived.
- Semesterly LGBTQ+ Liberation symposium or teach-in about a topic or topics concerning gender and sexuality diversity for the Ferris community.
- Signature events, to be designed by program participants with support from LGBTQ+ and Residence Hall staff.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Email [email protected] with "LLC" in the subject line. Write at a sentence or two about why you are interested interested in participating in the LGBTQ+ Liberation House, include your student ID number and the name and pronouns you want Ferris staff to use when they contact you about your housing, and a member of the Housing staff will be in touch about finalizing your housing contract.
You CAN sign up for the LGBTQ+ Liberation House (space permitting) if you are already signed up for campus housing; just let Sarah know if you have a housing assignment somewhere else.