Upcoming Events

NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • 8:00am to 12:00pm – Pre-Conference Workshop: Building a Supportive Campus Environment for Globally Mobile LGBTQ+ Students
    Providing a supportive and safe environment for an increasing number of globally mobile LGBTQ+ students is essential to creating a diverse and inclusive campus. Examine practices for supporting these students on campus in the United States and preparing them for traveling or returning to countries that marginalize LGBTQ+ populations. (Additional Registration Fee – Members: $300; Non-members: $429)
  • 2:00 to 3:30pm – Poster Session: Increasing Diversity Outreach and Support in International Education
    Posters highlight innovative programs, support services, and resources to assist colleges and universities interested in expanding participation and opportunities in international education among underrepresented and nontraditional populations, focusing on sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and including athletes, veterans, graduate students, first generation students, and academic disciplines such as science and engineering.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • 8:30 to 9:30am – Staying Afloat: Queer Students of Color on Social Media
    College can be a bewildering time. For LGBTQ+ students of color, they have the additional element of navigating a social and structural terrain that may or may not be friendly. Many students use social media as a way to cope, but they also express fears and hesitations about using certain platforms. This talk, based on research with queer college students of color, offers insight into the tools and tactics students use to stay afloat.
  • 2:45 to 3:45pm – Rainbow SIG Annual Business Meeting
    Learn more about the Rainbow SIG! This open meeting is a great opportunity to learn how to get involved, what new opportunities are out there, and to connect with other LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies. 
  • Starting at 8:00pm – Rainbow Annual Reception, Location Details Coming Soon! 
    Always the best reception of the conference. Meet and mingle with other attendees at this great location. Come for great drinks with friends and help us raise money for the Rainbow Scholarship fund!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • 8:00 to 9:00am – Supporting Students Who Identify as Transgender
    How will your institution modify current policies or practices to accommodate Title IX regulations protecting and supporting students who identify as transgender? What does this mean for international students studying in the United States or study abroad students on your programs? When, and to what extent, will you comply with the Dear Colleague letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education?
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