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 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

Come Share Your Story of How “It Gets Better”

CPCC’s Spectrum student club will host a storytelling event for all of us who have ever been “the other” in any way and wish to tell—or to hear—how it really does get better. Poet Anchia Kinard will perform, and we will

Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco

preview Richard Blanco’s Sensoria visit in video and through his verse.

Richard Blanco embodies many significant firsts. Richard Blanco embodies many significant firsts. Speaking as President Obama’s Inaugural Poet in 2012, Richard Blanco became the first Latino, the first immigrant, and the first open LGBT person chosen for that important role. If you would like to share your story, please email Frankie Tack, Spectrum Advisor, at This event is free and open to the public, and students, faculty and staff are all invited to submit stories to present. Please come!
“It Gets Better”
Wednesday, March 19
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pease Auditorium
CPCC Spectrum is a club for LGBTQ students and their allies.

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

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



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