Monthly Archives: September 2018

National Coming Out Week

It’s almost that time of the year! Salem State students will be able to participate in National Coming Out Week with a series of events being hosted by our very own Salem State Alliance.

The Salem State Alliance is a student group that offers opportunities to meet socially, plan events, lobby politically and/or find support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and their straight allies. The Alliance has sponsored activities for GLBT Awareness Month, Transgender Day of Remembrance, AIDS Awareness, social dances, drag shows, and more. Be sure to look for their open receptions at the beginning of each semester to meet members of the Salem State University GLBT community.

National Coming Out Week (NCOW) will be taking place on October 1, 2018-October 5, 2018. The Alliance will be hosting events throughout the entire week that will be open to Salem State students/faculty, GLBT members and their allies! These events will provide educational aspects that will give resources for queer folk within the Salem community. It will also allow members of the LGBTQIA+ community to come together and share their coming out stories in a safe space, providing a safe and welcoming environment for all involved.

Here is a list of NCOW events:

Opening ceremony
Alumni Plaza 11am-1pm
This event will be an opening ceremony with speeches from various folks on campus discussing the week and the privilege of coming out and why this week is so important. This is also when out traditional banner will be laid out for people to put their handprints on.
Rainbow Resource Fair
Alumni Plaza 11am-1pm
This is be an event where various community organizations that are a resource for queer folk will be on campus to talk to students.
Coming Out Stories
ECC Underground 4:30PM
This will be a space for students to come and share their coming out stories in a safe and open environment.
Alumni Mixer
ECC Vets Hall 6-9PM
This event will be a time for former alliance members and current alliance members to mingle and talk about how much The Alliance has changed. 
Here are some pictures of current/previous members, and previous events:
Here is the link to the NCOW flyer:
Salem State Alliance contact info:
Instagram: @ssualliance
Twitter: @ssualliance
Facebook: Salem State University Alliance
For information contact the Alliance office in Room 206 of the Ellison Campus Center at 978.542.7541.

SSU Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is beginning on Saturday September 15, 2018 and SSU is ready to celebrate! The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) is one of the oldest student organizations on campus, formerly known as the Hispanic American Society. LASO promotes interest among students in Latino history and culture by sponsoring educational, cultural and social events.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, LASO will be hosting events for our students throughout the months of September and October. There will also be surprise performances from LASO’s very own dance team CANDELA at some of these events in which you will be able to experience Latin dance through our very own students.

Meet your current and previous LASO members:

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Here is a list of all events being put together by LASO for the next month, we wouldn’t want you to miss them!

20th: Welcome Back Party: LatinX Heritage Edition LOCATION: 9pm-1am, South Campus Gym
2nd: LatinX Heritage Dinner LOCATION: 12pm-4pm, Vets Hall
10th: Movie on the Quad LOCATION: 7pm-9pm, Marsh Quad
20th: LatinX Fair LOCATION: 7pm-9pm, Marsh Quad
Here’s some insight on previous LASO general body meeting topics:


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