The Q Collective, now housed within the Office of Provost, is in Faculty Affairs. Between now and December 2023, the Q Collective will be led by Co-Chairs, Dr. Kevin Allison, Professor, Clinical Psychology and Dr. Maurice Gattis, Associate Professor, Social Work.
For more information about the Q Collective as of now, please visit this page.
Camp Qmunity 2023
The Q Collective is excited to announce Camp Qmunity 2023: A Queer Studies Summer Intensive. This competitive, funded initiative will offer students a scholarly and praxis-based opportunity to engage with queer as an identity, a theory, a field of study, and a guiding set of principles.
Throughout the month of July, we will meet synchronously and asynchronously to talk about nomadic home, and the making queer space.
CampQ will explore, mine and pine our abilities to find/make queer homes within ourselves. Each week of July, we will dive into a different topic via discussion, workshops, readings, viewings from artists and thinkers from VCU and beyond. In these weeks, topics will include our voices (breath work), clothing, intergenerational love through archives and ecosexuality/the nature around us. Through our time together, we will interrogate our own relationship to VCU, strengthen and enliven our autonomy within an institution, and expand our ability to make home anywhere
The summer intensive is open to all students with at least one more semester of full-time undergraduate coursework. We are particularly encouraging pell eligible, first-generation, and students who hold multiple marginalized identities to apply.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until June 26 at 5:00pm.