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We believe that every student and the intersections of their identities are uniquely wonderful,and contribute to the greater learning community.  

Community is what we do at Randolph-Macon, and we aim to ensure LGBTQIA+ Yellow Jackets find community here. Through education, networking and advocacy, 91Ƶ seeks to be home you make with a family you choose.

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91Ƶ Pride Alliance

91Ƶ Pride Alliance is an organization of people who have a common interest in promoting awareness, respect, and acceptance of gender and sexual minorities on campus and within the greater community.

91Ƶ Pride Partners

Randolph-Macon College departments are now able to show their support of the LGBTQIA+ community by becoming a pride partner. Simply fill out the  The Student Engagement Center will review your application and contact you to discuss the partnership.

  • Benefits to your Department
    • Link to your department’s website on Inclusive LGBTQIA+ Pride site.
    • Yellow Jacket Pride Partner placard for your department’s office
    • Department names published in Yellow Jacket Newspaper advertisement
    • Contribute to student success
    • Support a respectful, inclusive culture on campus
  • Current Pride Partners
    • The Student Engagement Center
    • The Dean of Students Office
    • The Office of Student Conduct
    • Title IX Office

Prism Discord Chats

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The Student Engagement Center hosts an online Discord channel that allows the LGBTQIA+ community at Randolph-Macon College to connect with one another. For an invitation and a list of community guidelines, contact studentlife@rmc.edu.

The Yellow Jacket Safe Zone Program

The Student Engagement Center offers workshops for faculty, staff, and student leaders designed to help them become more sensitive and informed allies for the LGBTQIA+ community. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be offered the opportunity to sign a pledge agreeing to advance the Safe Zone mission and may receive a Safe Zone sticker to place in their workplace or where they live on campus, or a Safe Zone button, perfect for a jacket or backpack. Also, faculty, staff and student leaders may engage in advanced training and become certified to train others to be Safe Zone Allies.

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What Does the Sticker Mean?
The display of the Safe Zone sticker or button means that the owner has attended a Safe Zone workshop and signed an agreement to be supportive and affirming of the LGBTQIA+ community. It does not mean that the owner identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, nor should it be inferred that those without Safe Zone stickers are unsupportive.

Allies and Resources
For more information or to schedule a Safe Zone Training, please contact The Student Engagement Center at studentlife@rmc.edu or you may reach us by phone at 804-752-3205.

LGBTQIA+ Resources and Support

Education & Involvement

The Student Engagement center provides educational opportunities designed to help students understand the issues faced by LGBTQI+ individuals. ContactٳܻԳٳڱ𰪰..

Housing

The Student Engagement Center recognizes that all students desire and should have safe and comfortable living environments. our Residence Life team recognizes that gender identity and/or expression is not binary in nature as well.

LGBTQIA+ students should contact Residence Life in the Student Engagement Center to discuss a supportive living arrangement in the residence halls. We are committed to working with every student to find appropriate accommodations. Housing assignments are guided by the following values:

  • Respect for and affirmation of the student’s gender identity and/or expression.
  • Prioritized attention to the student’s physical comfort and emotional health.
  • Enhancing the student’s opportunity for success at the college by finding an appropriate match between the student’s needs and the options available.
Preferred Name

Your name is very important. If you wish to identify a preferred name or have your name legally changes, we support and affirm that decision. Students who desire to list a preferred name or denote a legal name change should contact Registrar at Registrar@rmc.edu or call 804-752-7270.

Health and Counseling

The Student Health Center and the Counseling Center / UWill are committed to providing LGBTQIA+ community members with affirming health care and advice. The Office of the Chaplain is also available for pastoral care.

Other Health and Counseling Resources

  • The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQIA+ crisis support: 1-866-488-7386
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Disaster Stress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Bias Incident Report

Students, faculty, or staff members may report a bias incident by completing the , by communicating directly with a member of the Bias Response Team who will complete the  with the information provided, or by communicating with a College Ombudsperson who will complete the form with the information provided.