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
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
www.salisbury.edu/counseling and through connections with
others in the BTGLASS student organization, visit
http://orgs.salisbury.edu/btglass/; 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 career,
personal, 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 yourself, who you really are and where you are going with
your life, how to manage emotions, or how to resolve or cope with
internal or 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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