Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad - University of Houston
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Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad

Currently Accepting Applications! Deadline: September 11th at noon

The Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) Squad is a student leadership program for the LGBTQIA+ and ally students. Participants represent the Center, plan outreach initiatives and events, and create a welcoming environment for all in the LGBTQ Resource Center (LGBTQRC).


  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours
  • Must currently hold and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must desire to create and maintain a welcoming and supportive space on campus
  • Must display leadership potential, positive work ethic, and adaptability
  • Must be willing to serve as a collaborative team member
  • Must be willing to examine your identity and challenge your assumptions and privileges


  • Serve a full one-year academic term with a review at the end of the fall semester
  • Commit to serving and supporting the mission of the LGBTQRC through language and behavior
  • Spend at least 3 hours per week in the Resource Center welcoming students, sharing resources, and general office duties
  • Represent the LGBTQRC at least 2 campus and community events per semester (e.g. Speakers Bureau, Coming Out Monologues, various awareness days/events, tabling, etc.)
  • Attend mandatory two-day teambuilding at beginning of Fall semester
  • Promote all services and programs offered through the LGBTQRC by creating educational content for social media, bulletin boards, and infographics
  • Engage in active research of resources at UH for students and LGBTQQIAA+ people
  • Foster a greater understanding of identities, intersectionality, and brainstorm ways to provide education about and support for individuals with those identities
  • Develop and implement one to two outreach initiatives or social events per semester as a team
  • Lead and/or participate in student-led group discussions (Bisexuality, QTPOC, Activism/Politics, etc.)
  • Attend mandatory two-day teambuilding retreat each semester
  • Meeting LGBTQRC advisor twice per semester to discuss personal growth within the program
  • Other duties as assigned by the SAGA Squad advisor

Time Commitments

  • 2-Day Teambuilding in Fall Semester (mandatory)
  • SAGA Squad Meetings (1.5 hours weekly)
  • LGBTQ Resource Center Events (3-6 hours weekly)


  • SAGA Squad leaders will be able to connect with current students, staff, and faculty to build a personal and professional network
  • SAGA Squad leaders will impact the campus outreach of the LGBTQRC
  • SAGA Squad leaders will receive graduation stoles at the annual Lavender Graduation ceremony
  • SAGA Squad leaders will learn leadership skills such as public speaking, facilitation, strategic planning, confidence, accountability, and other skills beneficial for the future

Instructions to apply

  • Step 1: Log in to AccessUH
  • Step 2: Click the Get Involved button
  • Step 3: Complete the SAGA Squad Application (Applications will be made available closer to the beginning of Fall semester)

Please email Gracen Jinks at if you have any issues.