A new 2SLGBTQIAP+ terminologies guide was submitted by St. Thomas University Students’ Union sexuality and gender diversity representative Tyler MaGee. The guide includes changes to the words lesbian and gay to be self-identifying woman/man who is romantically attracted to other women/men. The change for bisexual was updated to any gender and for pansexual, it was changed to all genders. Two Spirit terminology was also added in consultation with Indigenous community members, the Wabanaki Centre and the 203.
A tentative date, Oct. 23, has been set for a coffee house, said St. Thomas University Students’ Union off-campus representative Sydney Shelley. She said some students have reached out in regard to performing. There will be individual snacks and drinks for students who attend in person. More details and a solidified date will be released soon.
Sexual violence resources
St. Thomas University Students’ Union president Sarah Kohut said the New Brunswick Student Alliance will be releasing a campaign in October to help students navigate sexual violence resources on the university’s website and the student union websites for all of the NBSA member schools.
St. Thomas University Students’ Union grad class president Alaina Mejia said there is mental health services available at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Campus Ministry is also taking appointments in regards to the death of STU student Aranyam Bora. There was also grief counselling in George Martin Hall on Sept. 28. A full list of resources is available at stu.ca/support.
STUSU fall election
The St. Thomas University Students’ Union nomination period goes from Oct. 6 to 13. The open positions are first-year liaison, off-campus representative, international student representative, at-large representative, student senator, two board of governors representatives, Aquinian first-year representative, Aquinian second-year representative, Aquinian third-year representative. The nomination form and details are located on stusu.ca/elections.