Queer Peer Services (QPS)


Support Group

Every Monday night at 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. there is a confidential support group located in the Women’s Center (C-220) facilitated by the Queer Peer Service Coordinator. The support group is open to all LGBTIQ and questioning students. A relaxed and comforting atmosphere. students typically express every day concerns, both queer-related and non-queer-related.

The group meets on Monday nights at 9:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center at C-220.

To set up an appointment, please contact the Queer Peer Service coordinator at qps@ramapo.edu or stop in the Women’s Center at C-220.

Individual Peer Counseling for LGBTIQQH Students

Individual peer counseling is available to any student that may have a need to talk with some regarding LGBTIQQ issues. These may include sexual orientation/identity issues, both internal and external homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, etc. Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual students, students that identify as being Transgender, Intersex or Queer, students who are Questioning their sexuality, and/or Heterosexual students can confidentially discuss their concerns and receive assistance via peer counseling and/or professional referrals both on and off campus. Students who may have concerns regarding sexual orientation and would like to discuss these concerns can also come for information and discussion. All members of the Ramapo community are welcome to come and ask or discuss any questions they may have regarding these and any other issues dealing with sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

This service, like the coming out support service, does not profess to provide professional nor psychotherapeutic counseling.

STD Testing Information

QPS provides information on various STD’s and other health concerns that are of importance to not only lgbt students but to the whole Ramapo community as well. Like other programs and activities, information on HIV/AIDS and other STD’s can be provided for both personal and academic use.

Additional services include responsible intimacy/safe sex information, and information on testing facilities, both on and off campus. Transportation arrangements to testing sites can be made for students who do not have access to transportation facilities. Please contact Queer Peer Services for more information.

Student Advocacy

The Queer Peer Services Coordinators serve as advocates for the LGBTIQQ community on campus in regards to discrimination, harassment, or assault based on sexual orientation. The coordinators provide confidential assistance for students in identifying options as well as referral information that is available.

LGBT Resource Information and Other Services

QPS provides information on the LGBTIQQ community (i.e.: community centers, group information, conferences, activities, socials, etc.), issues (marriage/civil union, hate crime legislation, domestic partnership, etc.), and information on LGBTIQQ issues relating to academics.

Other services that can be provided include: assistance in housing reassignment (based on availability), referrals to substance abuse support groups, and classroom presentations and discussions on homosexuality, coming out, and homophobia for college courses.