The 2016 Queer Orientation week is coming up and this year, QO is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
Queer Orientation (QO) is an annual week of LGBTQ-focused programming across all three campuses of U of T during the month of September. All U of T departments/ organizations/ clubs are invited to host their own Queer Orientation event and/ or collaborate with one another on events.
This year, Queer Orientation is Thursday, September 22nd to Friday, September 30th, 2016. That gives us a full eight days to plan some great LGBTQ-focused events on all three campuses!
In preparation for this much anticipated series of events, all staff, students and faculty interested in helping to plan are welcome to attend Queer Orientation Planning Meetings on all three campuses. Please check below for upcoming QO Planning Meeting dates.
Clubs or departments that plan on hosting QO events are encouraged to select one or two members of their group to sit on the Queer Orientation planning committee, though this is not mandatory.
A member from each organization will help to:
– Provide vision and support to the overall QO programming
– Liaise with their group’s executive and general members to get ideas regarding QO programming
– Support the promotions and outreach for QO programming with their members
– Attend QO planning meetings (July – September)
If you are unsure about whether or not your group will be participating, or if you would like to help out with Queer Orientation and you are not a part of a group, you are welcome to attend these QO meetings or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please stay tuned for updates on the next UTM and UTSC Queer Orientation Planning Meetings!
Are you and/ or your group planning an event during Queer Orientation? Be sure to fill out the QO Event Submission Form!
If your group is planning an event as a part of Queer Orientation week, please fill out the Queer Orientation Event Submission Form for each QO event you are hosting. QO Event Submission Forms are due by August 8th. It is okay to not have all the details of your event confirmed at this point, but please share the confirmed date and event name with us through the form so that it can be included in the Queer Orientation promotional materials.