First Contact also assists students seeking to locate and connect with a community who will accept them for who they are and offer social-support as they navigate the self-exploration that comes with being a college student. Peer Contacts are connected within the LSU and Baton Rouge LGBTQ communities and will introduce students to these communities and offer them support as they begin to get involved. In particular, students are encouraged to become a member of Spectrum at LSU, a vibrant student organization that provides social, educational, and advocacy activities for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Participating in the program is easy!
If you are interested in being connected with a Peer Contact, please fill out the web form on the First Contact Questionnaire page and click "Submit". We will use the information you provide to match you with a compatible Peer Contact who will be well-positioned to offer you the support you are seeking. Within a few days a Peer Contact will email you to set up a meeting time and place. All communication before your meeting with a Contact will be via email and all information will be kept private. After your first meeting you and your Peer Contact will establish how to proceed in your process and in what ways they can offer you the unique support you deserve.
If you are interested in becoming a Peer Contact or have any questions or concerns, please email Zac Thriffiley, First Contact Student Coordinator, at email@example.com or Chad Freeman, Safe Space Campaign/LGBTQ Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.