04-05-2017: VegODU Earthlings
VegODU is going to be presenting the powerful film "Earthlings" this Thursday at 7:30 in MGB. The first to get there will receive $5 provided by PETA for watching the film. There will also be other items to take home. I hope to see you all there.
03-31-2017: Transgender Day of Visibility
What is the Transgender Day of Visibility?
TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day of empowerment and getting the recognition we deserve!
When is TDOV?
TDoV is on March 31st every year!
Where is TDOV?
Everywhere! We encourage you to have discussions, create direct actions, and spread knowledge about the trans community no matter where you are! You can share on our Facebook page and use hashtag #tdov or #transresistance on social media.
What is this year’s theme?
This year’s theme is trans resistance (#TransResistance). In the increasingly transphobic global political climate, we must use our newfound visibility to mobilize trans people against oppression. Speaking out, taking direct action, and educating others is critical to our safety and wellbeing. This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take action against transphobia. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice.
Who started TDOV?
Rachel Crandall, the head of Transgender Michigan, created in TDOV in 2010 to celebrate the trans community in a positive light. Read more about it here. Since 2013, Trans Student Educational Resources has taken over most social media, promotion, and outreach for TDOV.
Who can I contact about TDOV?
For questions, comments, or media inquiries, you can contact us at TSER@transstudent.org or email@example.com
03-16-2017: 2017 Student Resource Survey
ODU Out is hoping to creating a new student resource packet for LGBTQIA+ students coming to campus for the first time. These packets will be distributed to new and existing Spectrum Floor residents and new ODU Out members.
We'd love to know what kind of information and resources you would like to see included in these packets and how we can help make the transition to ODU a positive and enriching experience.
For each section, indicate whether you'd like to see a particular resources included in the packets. There will be a section for your own comments on each page.
When filling this out, we'd like you to consider what resources you DIDN'T know about as a new student, never knew about, or feel are difficult to find out about. Obviously the university has it's own method of getting information into student hands, but we've realized in talking to other students and organizations, the university could do a lot better.
02-13-2017: Election Results
To our Rainbow Monarchs:
Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication during the 2016/2017 school year! Our success would not be possible without all our wonderful members.
We are pleased to announce that our esteemed advisor, Ryan McIntire, has tallied the votes and confirmed the Fall 2017 ODU Out Executive Board. The elected officers are as follows:
- President: Saijai Miller
- Vice President: Dean Cooper
- Operations Manager: Nef Velasco
- Secretary: Chris Boler
- There will be a special meeting held soon to fill the position of Treasurer.
ODU Out is still accepting applications for Executive Assistant and the Assistant Treasurer. Please email us for an application or grab one outside the office in the U-Center.
We look forward to working with our members and other organizations to create a wonderful and successful community here at ODU in the coming year.
10-04-2016: October Calendar
Attached is the October General Members calendar:October_GM_Calendar.pdfClick to View
06-29-2016: Summer 2016 Update
We hope that you are having a great summer so far. Right now, we are about two months away from the start of the Fall semester at ODU. We would like to officially welcome new members for joining ODU Out, and to welcome back returning members!
Here are a few updates that we would like to share with you:
July Office Hours:
Out office will be open to everyone to visit during the following hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
July 8,14, 22, and 28 (alternating Thursdays and Fridays): 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Our office will be CLOSED on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
We are located in the U Center, across from the Card Center and monarch Market. Once inside the U-Center, look for the “ODU Out” banner located above our office door.
Summer Activities on Campus:
Even though we are not hosting any events this summer, there are a few offices and organizations that will be hosting events.
The Students Activities Council (SAC) host movie nights on various dates.
Events happening this summer can be found on the Monarch Link Events Calendar:
The Hampton Roads LGBT Center:
The calendar for the LGBT center is attached in this email. The LGBT center provides many events each year at their location in Norfolk, VA.
Visit Us at the Organization Fair:
The Fall Organization Fair will be hosted by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement (LSI) on September 1 from 11:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
We will have executive officers at our table eager to share with you all of the events happening on campus this fall.
Fall 2016 Events:
As of right now, we have many events scheduled for the Fall semester. We will be hosting general meetings, gaymes nights, and hot topics discussions scheduled on various dates/times during the semester.
In October, we will be holding our annual Pride week of celebration, culminating with Pride Fest! More information will be distributed on later updates.
We will be providing monthly calendars in future updates that lists all events that ODU Out will be participating in. Other good places to check for upcoming events are on our Monarch Link page, website, and bulletin board outside our office.
The easiest way to reach us is by email.
Below is our official email address:
This email address is monitored regularly, so you should get a response back from us within a day.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
-ODU Out Executive Officers