LGBTQ+ FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I go to socialize with other LGBTQ+ people?
There are many places in this city to get LGBTQ+ socials, such as:

  • MUN SAGA Resource Centre
  • Trans Support Group
  • Asexual/Aromatic Support Group
  • PFLAG Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Parents of Trans and Gender Diverse Children

How can I change my name on campus?

To change your name and prefix used on your file, please email the Office of the Registrar at enrollsrv@mun.ca. Email them stating whether your legal name is changed, what your “preferred name” is, and what your prefix and pronouns are.

  • It will take about a week to get everything changed over
  • It is important to note that the name on mail correspondence and your transcript can’t be changed without your legal name changed.
  • If you have any difficulties or suggestions with how to improve this system, please email them to registrar@mun.ca

What do I do if I experience discrimination on campus?
Firstly, if you are experiencing discrimination at any point, it is not your fault. You should never have to deal with discrimination, but in case you do have to, here are some options on what you can do:

  • Make an appointment with the Director of Advocacy or the Queer or Trans Reps, if you are an undergraduate student
  • Speak to the Head of the Department you are taking the class in. They may be able to do something to help you in this situation.
  • Speak to the Director of Student Life about options you have. (If this is correct)
  • If all else fails, you may go to the Human Rights Commission with your complaint.

I need support. Is there anywhere I can go?

  • Intersections Resource Centre (UC1009), MUN SAGA Resource Centre (UC6022), and MUN MINDS (UC6017) have trained peer counsellors
  • The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre has many trained counsellors and they also have walk-in services. Fifth Floor of the University Centre.
  • Trans Support Group, Asexual/Aromatic Support Group, Sex Worker Support Group (UC 1009)
  • PFLAG meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30-9:30 at 12-16 Carter Hills Place (Choices for Youth Shelter)
  • Trans Lifeline - 1(877) 330-6366
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 hr) - (709) 726-1411
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (24hr / Toll-Free) - 1-888-737-4668

Contact

Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca