GLSEN Oregon is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 40 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.
While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
Want to make a difference in the school experience of Oregon's LGBT youth? Join the GLSEN Oregon Board, and help create positive change in Oregon's Schools. GLSEN Oregon is committed to making sure that ALL students are able to learn in an environment free of bullying and harassment, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.
GLSEN chapters are community-based groups of people accredited by GLSEN who work to bring GLSEN's programs and visions to their communities on a local level.