Apply to our coordinating board for Fall 2020!

April 17th, 2020 in Uncategorized

Applications for our Fall 2020 coordinating board are now open!

General Positions

Event Coordinator – Organizes and plans programming to engage and educate the BU community.

Marketing Coordinator – Creates promotional materials for events, maintains social media, and updates the website.

Public Outreach Coordinator – Fosters connections with other organizations at BU and the Greater Boston Area to create community and collaborate.

Student Organization Coordinator – Creates community between the different student organizations that meet with a Center and serves as an open channel to hear their needs and concerns.

Space Coordinator – Handles the logistics of keeping the space stocked, well-kept, and improving facilities.

Volunteer Coordinator – Recruits volunteers and oversees their training, tasks, and engagement with the CGSA

Health and Education Coordinator – Works to recruit and improve health resources available to people accessing the Center and collaborate with SARP to plan Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Click here to apply for general positions!

Secretary & Treasurer

The role of the secretary includes filling out forms for events through Engage and corresponding with SAO in regards to events. The role of the treasurer also includes extensive use of Engage, but in terms of our finances. They are also responsible for fundraising initiatives and advising the board on SAO protocols when necessary. Experience in using Engage is recommended!

Click here to apply for the position of secretary or treasurer!

Co-Director 

This role involves creating the agendas for the meetings, meeting with administration and other groups, working on initiatives to make the campus more inclusive, and ensuring the organization and success of the Center and its members. Prior experience on the Eboard is preferred and prior engagement with the CGSA is required.

Click here to apply for co-director!

Changing your name in BU systems

March 17th, 2020 in Uncategorized

Display names on Zoom are based on your legal name in the BU directory. Considering this, if you'd like to change your name on Zoom, it's a good time to review ways to change your name in BU systems.

A guide for how to do this is here on Google Docs.

COVID-19 Updates

March 13th, 2020 in Uncategorized

Hello all,

The current situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus is causing hardships for everyone, especially students. We hope you are all taking care of yourselves and your loved ones as best as you are able during these stressful times. 

Until April 13th, we will not be hosting any club meetings in our space. We will also no longer be open during our regular hours. 

However, we would like to mention that the CGSA is currently available as a storage space for small items for those who need a place to put things on-campus. If you are interested in storing items in the CGSA, please reply to this email with your request and your specific item(s) so that we are able to keep track of your things, and a coordinating board member will get back to you. If you have any other needs in the space, please also do not hesitate to reach out. 

As a student resource center, the CGSA is here for you. We would like to get a better sense of struggles that students are currently experiencing at this time. Additionally, as a resource center, we are in a unique position of being able to communicate student concerns to BU administration. To this end, we have created a survey that has two purposes:

1) to compile student concerns about online classes, on-campus living, storage, or anything else related to the outbreak and present them to the administration, 

and

2) to ask if there any resources that the CGSA coordinating board can ourselves offer at this time or requests that we may fulfill. 

The link to the survey is here. Please fill it out if you are able to, and especially if you have any concerns. We are asking that you record your responses to this survey by March 17th. 

If you have any requests you are not comfortable sharing on the survey, you can email us directly. 

Again, we hope that you are all taking care of yourselves during this time. Current helpful resources include the BU Today FAQ about coronavirus and the CDC webpage about this virus

Best Regards,
The CGSA E-board

Trans Survival Guide: BU Edition

February 24th, 2020 in Uncategorized

There's now an easily-accessible online guide that lists important information for anyone who's trans at BU. Check it out for instructions to change your name on multiple platforms, healthcare, and other Boston-area resources.

Access it here!

Anarchist Bookfair

November 12th, 2019 in Uncategorized

Since 2014, the Anarchist Bookfair has taken place at Boston University. They provided access to revolutionary books and access to workshops on how to make change and participate in activism. This year the Anarchist Bookfair had to be canceled due to security fees that were charged to the group by Boston University. Below is our official statement on this issue.

Anarchist Bookfair Statement

We hope that this will foster conversations that create greater transparency in how free speech can be practiced at Boston University, the limitations of this, and what Boston University constitutes as free speech.

Come Volunteer for the CGSA!

September 12th, 2019 in Uncategorized, volunteer

Welcome back to campus, everyone! We hope your September is going well and that you're settling into your class schedule. The CGSA is up and running, and that means we are looking for volunteers like you! We are a resource center run for and by students, and we rely on volunteers to create and maintain a welcoming environment for all who use the space. Some of the duties of our volunteer team include organizing the space, participating in events held by the CGSA, and running the front desk while our space is open. If you are interested in joining our community, please fill out this form, and feel free to reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Lily Bryant, at lrbryant@bu.edu.

Have a wonderful semester, and we hope to see you at the CGSA!

All-Gender Bathrooms

July 26th, 2019 in Uncategorized

We have been working with BU to help bring more All-Gender bathrooms to campus and we are happy to say that many have been created and many more will be created. They will truly help increase the safety and sense of belonging of students of all gender. In the meantime, here is an updated map to help you find All-Gender Bathrooms on campus. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Volunteering at the CGSA!

September 25th, 2018 in Uncategorized

I hope you all were able to partake in our birthday festivities. We certainly enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful faces who came through! We wanted to announce that we are currently in need of more volunteers to help run the CGSA. We are a student-led organization, so we rely on people just like you to maintain the space so we can continue working with the administration, planning events, and supporting the student groups that meet here. The responsibilities of volunteers include things such as

  • Opening the CGSA
  • Picking up bagels for Free Bagel Friday
  • Helping organize the space
  • Help keeping the space clean
  • Helping out with larger events that may need volunteer

For more information on how to become involved, please email Anna Baggett at abaggett@bu.edu.

Renovations and Celebrations

September 14th, 2018 in events

The CGSA would love to welcome everyone back to campus for the start of the fall semester. Over the summer, the space started undergoing renovation and is currently in the final stages. In the meanwhile, the space is fully functional, so feel free to stop by and partake in one of our clubs or just hang out. The final renovations will be complete by September 21st, on which we will hold our 10th birthday party. We welcome the entire BU community the come check out our space, learn more about the Center, and enjoy in festivities with us. The event starts at 8pm and there will be free food and drinks with a beer and wine bar for our guests 21 and over. We are located in the basement of the George Sherman Union adjacent to the Terrier Card Office. We hope to see you all there!

Gender Neutral Housing

February 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized

We're working on an initiative for gender-neutral housing. If you would like to read more about it, you can do so here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Of1NqcZysFGx-ALoV6wUGx4VsVQI1tKR/view

If you would like to contribute, please contact cgsa@bu.edu!