Outreach Programs

LGBT Resources Page

The LGBT Working Group provides many resources regarding LGBT issues.

Safe Zones

The Safe Zones program serves as a source of support and information, free of judgment and hostility, for lesbian, gay, transgender, intersexed, and questioning/queer (LGBTIQ) students. Counselor Pam Detrie coordinates the Rhodes Safe Zones program and facilitates training sessions and Brown Bag lunch discussions throughout the school year. For more information about Safe Zones, contact Pam at detriep@rhodes.edu.

Rhodes College Peer Advocate Center

The Counseling Center conducts training sessions every fall for the Peer Advocate Center first response program. First responders are student volunteers who staff a 24 hour phone line (901-230-6504) for students who have experienced sexual assault or may be dealing with other issues such as eating disorders and self-harm.


The Counseling Center is the primary sponsor for Rhodes' V-Day organization, which raises awareness about sexual assault and does an annual fundraising production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Proceeds from V-Day events go towards local, national and international women's organizations. For more information, contact Rob Dove, the Director of the Counseling Center, at dove@rhodes.edu.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The Counseling Center coordinates an Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) every February. Educational and self-assessment materials are made available throughout the year, and Counseling Center-sponsored events include lecture by eating disorder and nutrition specialists and film showings. If you are interested in learning more about EDAW or have programming suggestions, please contact counselor Chenobia Webster at websterc@rhodes.edu.

Art & Community Exhibits

Every year, the Counseling Center sponsors art and community-based exhibits open to the campus and greater Memphis area. Past projects have included displays of the Century Project, the AIDS quilt, and photo exhibits from the Family Diversity Project.

National Coalition Building Institute

The National Coalition Building Institute is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination throughout the world. Contact facilitator Rob Dove at dove@rhodes.edu for more information about training session and other NCBI activities at Rhodes.