Attend Safe Zone Learning Community Speaker Event “Where Are My People At?” on Sept. 21

The Safe Zone Learning Community invites all CPCC students to attend our first speaker event featuring Melvin A. Whitehead, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia who recently completed his research project titled, “Where Are My People At?: Community and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Gender Non-Conforming Students of Color.” CPCC students were interviewed for this project and reveal both the challenges and the resiliency of our students. The discussion will conclude with recommendations for quality practices in support of LGBTQ students of color at CPCC.

September 21, 2018, 2-3 p.m.
Central Campus,  Zeiss Building, Room 1106

Participant Needed for LGBTQ Study

Melvin Whitehead, a researcher at the University of Georgia, is still looking for one more participant for his study “The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students of Color Attending a Community College.” The study will explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ students of color in accessing community, resources and support with the intended goal of helping faculty, staff and administrators better support this population. The student who opts to participate will complete one interview lasting between 30 and 45 minutes. All responses will remain confidential.

The student who participates in the study will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

To participate, the student must:

1.       Be a currently enrolled student at CPCC (either part time or full time),

2.       Be 18 years old or older,

3.       Have completed at least one semester of study at CPCC

4.       Self-identify as a person of color, and

5.       Self-identify as LGBTQ and/or similar gender identity/sexual orientation (e.g., pansexual, genderqueer, nonbinary, etc.)

Any student who meets the above criteria is encouraged to participate. However, he is especially interested in hearing from students who are transgender or gender nonconforming, part-time, and/or primarily taking classes outside of Central Campus (e.g., at the Levine, Cato, Harris, Merancas, or Harper campuses).

If you are interested in participating, please contact him at melvin.whitehead@uga.edu by January 20, 2018, to set up an interview. If you have any questions about the study, you may contact him or his supervising professor, Dr. Darris Means, at dmeans@uga.edu.

 

Participate in an LGBTQ Research Study

CPCC’s Spectrum Club invites qualifying CPCC students to participate in an LGBTQ survey being conducted in partnership with a student at the University of Georgia.

A UGA doctoral student named Melvin Whitehead is looking for participants for his study titled, “The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students of Color Attending a Community College.” The study will explore the experiences of LGBTQ+ students of color in accessing community, resources and support with the intended goal of helping faculty, staff and administrators better support this population. Students who opt to participate will complete one interview lasting between 45 to 60 minutes. All responses will remain confidential.

Each student who participates in the study will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

To participate, students must:

1.       Be a currently enrolled student at CPCC (either part time or full time),

2.       Self-identify as a person of color, and

3.       Self-identify as LGBTQ and/or similar gender identity/sexual orientation (e.g., pansexual, genderqueer, nonbinary, etc.)

Students who meet the criteria are encouraged to participate. 

If you are interested in participating, please email melvin.whitehead@uga.edu by Thursday, November 30, 2017, to set up an interview. If you have any questions about the study, you may contact him or his supervising professor, Dr. Darris Means, at dmeans@uga.edu.

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) an Open-Door, Open-Access Institution of Learning

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Serves a Diverse Community

CPCC Serves a Diverse Community of Learners

Online community, regarding recent discussions in the LGBT community about the College and one of our students, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is an open-door, open-access institution of learning, and we are proud of its rich diversity. CPCC has a 50-year history of being fair, respectful and considerate of all students.  The College does not tolerate harassment of any kind.

College personnel have been investigating the incident in question for several days, and the goal is to reach an amicable resolution with the student in the near future.

The College has examined its policies and procedures, and we are certain that they are in compliance with current laws.  The College will work to ensure those policies are followed and clearly communicated.

We intend to have on-going dialogue with local and state LGBT leaders, including the College’s own LGBT organization, as we continue to address this issue.

Here is a link to CPCC’s equal opportunity policy:
http://www.cpcc.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures/1-00-the-equal-opportunity-program

 

SPECTRUM: A Club for LGBTQ Students and Their Allies

The Spectrum Club was established to be a safe place for students of the LGBTQ community and their allies to collaborate with individuals from all walks of life. There is a focus on service as well as socializing. Our new “Let’s Have a Kiki!!” discussion sessions provide an opportunity for students to relax and discuss topics that impact the LGBTQ community.

We hope you can join us! Find us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/groups/cpccspectrum/

Meetings are every Friday at Worrell, Room 2126 at 12:15 p.m.

 

 

Spectrum Participates in AIDS Walk Charlotte

Spectrum, CPCC’s student organization for LGBTQ students and their friends and allies, participated in AIDS Walk Charlotte on Saturday, May 4. Spectrum students raised over $1,000 for the AIDS Walk which is an annual event supporting the local agency RAIN, which provides support to individuals impacted by HIV.

If you are interested in Spectrum, please find us on Facebook at CPCC Spectrum, or contact Joe Pope at Joe.Pope@cpcc.edu.

Spectrum Spring 2013 Meetings

Spectrum is a club for LGBTQ students and their friends and allies. All students are welcome to join! We are involved in service projects and social activities.

Meetings for the Spring 2013 semester are Thursdays at 3 p.m. in Belk 1100 at Central Campus. The meeting for Thursday, Feb. 28 will be held in Belk 5103, but all others are in Room 1100. There is no meeting the week of spring break.

Find us on Facebook by searching for CPCC Spectrum.

 

Spectrum Club Meetings

Spectrum, a club for LGBTQ students and their friends and allies, has chosen meeting times for the Fall 2012 semester. All meetings are from noon-1 p.m. Locations will be posted on the club’s Facebook page. Meetings are alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Thursday, Aug. 30; Wednesday, Sept. 12; Thursday, Sept. 20; Wednesday, Sept. 26; Thursday, Oct. 4;

Wednesday, Oct. 10; Thursday, Oct. 18; Wednesday, Oct. 24; Thursday, Nov. 1; Wednesday, Nov. 7;

Thursday, Nov. 15; Wednesday, Nov. 28

All students are welcome to participate. Feel free to bring your lunch to the meetings.

For more information, send an email to Joe.Pope@cpcc.edu or Frankie.Tack@cpcc.edu. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/cpccspectrum.

Spectrum, CPCC’s LGBTQ Club, Meeting on April 2

The Spectrum Club was established to provide a sense of community and support for LGBTQ students and their allies at CPCC. Spectrum holds meetings twice monthly and other social events to give students a chance to meet new friends in a safe, positive environment. Spectrum also promotes giving back to the community through service and outreach projects. Spectrum values diversity and welcomes any CPCC student who would like to be a part of a great club.

Come out and see what we’re about as we discuss service initiatives for the remainder of the year and participation in Spring Fest!

When: Monday, April 2; 12:30 p.m.
Where: Overcash 308