Queer Cal Pals
The Queer Cal Pals program of the Gender Equity Resource Center is designed to connect incoming LGBTQ+ students with members of the larger UC Berkeley LGBTQ+ community through close partnerships and programming. With the use of a buddy program, we strive to cultivate a mutualistic relationship between the Buddy (current UCB student) and Pal (incoming UCB student), where both share experiences and learn from one another. Mainly, Queer Cal Pals will help new students connect with LGBTQ+ community (spaces, resources, events), as well as provide personal and social support during their transition to life at Cal.
Pals will be in their first year at Cal, as a frosh or transfer student.** Pals should express curiosity for learning more about and spending more time within LGBTQ+ community spaces/organizations. Each Pal will be paired with a Buddy, who has been a student for at least a semester, and who is familiar with student organizations, campus resources, queer housing and more. Being a Pal is a commitment of one semester during the Fall, and Pals will have the opportunity to later become Buddies.
All Pals and Buddies are required to attend the QCP matching session on Sunday, August 30th from 12-2PM online via Zoom**
The matching session will give Pals an opportunity to virtually meet all the Buddies and other Pals participating in this year’s program.
Pals are also expected to attend virtual events and programming planned by Queer Cal Pals, unless prior notice of absence is given.
**Please note that all Fall 2020 main events and programming will be online (through Zoom) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our program will be accepting students that are physically around Berkeley, students who are attending university remotely, and students who are deferring Fall semester. Please review QCP’s Privacy Controls and Digital Confidentiality Statement before applying to the program @ tinyurl.com/QCPStatement
This application will close on August 26th at 11:55pm.
Queer Cal Pals is a program of the Gender Equity Resource Center (geneq.berkeley.edu
). For additional information or concerns, please contact QCPBerkeley@gmail.com or the coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)