Welcome to the Queer Department!
The Queer Department exists to represent, advocate and empower RMIT students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, and those who are curious about or questioning their sexuality. We are active in organising political campaigns and social events both on and off campus.
We also run the Queer Lounges; safe spaces where queer students can be themselves without being judged. You can visit any time to study, relax or meet new people.
There are two Queer Lounges: City Campus (Building 8, Level 3, Room 6) and Bundoora Campus (Building 204). Drop in any time to study, snooze or socialise!
The City Queer Department also holds weekly Queer Collective Meetings, where we talk about our plans for the semester, figure out future campaigns, and maul to death small innocent pastries. These are held at 5pm on Mondays, beginning March 4, 2013.
Mondays: Weekly Meetings @ 3pm (City Campus)
Come and drop in to have an input on what type of events you'd like the Queer Department to hold.
This is a perfect opportunity for new students to meet some peeps and start getting involved in the department.
Wednesdays: Workshops @ 2pm (City Campus)
Each week a guest will come into the lounge and cover a different topic relevant to queer students. Examples of workshops this semester include: sexual health, gender diversity, HIV stigma, homosexuality and spirituality.
Fridays: Wine & Whine @ 6pm (City Campus)
Sit back, relax and whine. The wine is supplied, BYO whine.
If you have questions, need advice or would like to get involved in the collective, contact your friendly Queer Officers at:
Follow us to stay connected with what's going on, find out about events and connect with other Collective members. We also have a Facebook Group that is private and confidential, which means posts or activities will not show up on your profile.
RUSU runs a Drop in Centre for RMIT students experiencing life difficulties who want to know where to go to resolve them. Compass can provide you with information, referrals and support, is totally free and is independent from the university.
If you have an enquiry relating to your rights at uni, you can contact RUSU's fantastic Student Rights team. They will give you independent advice and advocacy that looks out for your best interests.
Harassment of any kind is unacceptable on campus. This includes homophobic bullying, name-calling, or any other behaviour that makes you feel unsafe. RMIT has clear policies against such behaviour. If this is happening to you, contact the Queer Officers or a Students Rights Officer.