Welcome to the Counseling
Statement on Intolerance towards the LGBTQ Community
As members of the campus community, we each
have a responsibility to ensure that our words, actions and attitudes
do not contribute to the creation of a hostile and intolerant environment.
Intolerance of the LGBTQ community is rooted in hatred that manifests
itself in various forms including bullying, name calling, and physical
violence and creates a hostile environment. Recent suicides
of gay teens suffering from the intolerance of others and the torture
and sexual assault of three gay men in NYC are painful reminders
of that hatred.
Have you thought about what you can do to eliminate
intolerance? Are you being a good ally to members of the LGBTQ
community? There is a host of information about being an effective
ally in the LGBTQ Virtual Center
Dealing with both overt and more subtle forms
of intolerance on a daily basis can quickly become emotionally taxing.
Resources are available for students at the Counseling Center, visit
and through connections with others in the BTGLASS student organization,
for faculty and staff members through the Lambda Society, contact
Lambda@salisbury.edu; and for the entire campus community through
the Horizons program for awareness of LGBT issues. Please
help stop the hatred.
About the Counseling Center Staff
The Counseling Center at Salisbury University provides professional
services designed to assist students in their personal,
emotional, and social development and to support their academic success.
Although much learning in college occurs in the classroom,
the learning that can occur outside of the classroom is equally
important. In counseling and psychotherapy, the learning
is about the person, including things such as identity, goals,
how to manage emotions, or how to resolve or cope with internal
and interpersonal conflicts. Counseling and therapy can
help renew a sense of active engagement in learning and life.
Outreach and consultation services are also provided to members
of the campus community, including faculty,
staff, students and parents.
There are no additional fees
for services. Services are
confidential in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the American
Psychological Association and state and federal
The Counseling Center is accredited by the International
Association of Counseling Services.
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