Selkirk College envisions campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTQ prejudice, bigotry and hate. Our vision is to create a fully equitable community of all genders and sexualities that is free of discrimination and strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change.
Selkirk College works to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change and a welcoming, inclusive school community.
If you identify as LGBTQ+, or as an ally, and would like to be part of a discussion about key components for effective Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at Selkirk College inclusive policies, procedures and environments, please contact Healthy Campus Advisor Leslie Comrie.
Selkirk College is installing Gender Neutral signs on all single-use bathrooms on their campuses. Selkirk College recognizes that many transgender, genderqueer and/or gender non-conforming people are particularly affected by bathroom segregation because of the visible gender differences that may not correlate with cultural gender norms.
Equity - We promote equity for all queer individuals, recognizing that to do so we must honor and affirm all personal identities which intersect and impact LGBTQ+ lived experiences in the world. In embracing equity, we seek to eradicate the powers that oppress, marginalize, make invisible, disenfranchise, harass, bully, intimidate, harm, abuse, and/or discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.
Community - We nurture and develop a safe, vital, healthy, and evolving community for all LGBTQ+ individuals, founded on integrity and collaboration while recognizing and valuing differences and seeking partnerships with our allies.
Inclusion - We embrace the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ experiences, viewpoints, and contributions, celebrating the different nuances and cultural diversity created in the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, ethnicity, religion, class, ability, nationality, and all other identity categories.
Leadership - We empower innovative leaders who both inspire and are inspired by others as they work together to transform the world in a climate of respect and celebration for all LGBTQ+ individuals.
Respect - We celebrate the value of individuals of all sexualities and genders and we welcome a wide range of opinions and ideas that are grounded in human dignity.