If you would like to find a support network, build friendships, find a safe space to be yourself, and make a difference within the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender community, the First Year Pride Alliance is looking for you!
The First Year Pride Alliance is a cohort of first year students of Western Michigan University. We promote a relaxed, inclusive, and safe space for all participants. The FYPA will assist you in learning how to advocate for yourself and others, allowing you and others to feel safe and comfortable at WMU. The alliance will prepare you to succeed by addressing many of the unique challenges facing LBGT and ally individuals while giving you the tools to thrive in a University environment.
This group will be networked into resources for support at WMU, the Kalamazoo community, and beyond. By participating in FYPA, you will have a chance to socialize with peers and build connections within the group to have throughout your college experience.
The First Year Pride Alliance will cover an array of topics, including:
Binaries vs. Spectrums: Where do we lie?
Coming Out (navigating new situations)
Spirituality and Faith
Consent is Sexy: How to ask
Safer Party Habits