Welcome to the website of
Davidson College's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)! The GSA
is the main organization at Davidson with the fundamental aim of
enhancing the College's understanding and acceptance of issues related
A long-time fixture on
Davidson's campus, the GSA represents those members of the
College community who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) as well as straight allies.
Membership in GSA includes students, faculty, and staff.
GSA's most crucial goal is to help the Davidson College
community become so comfortable and so accepting that every GLBTQ person on campus feels comfortable enough to be open and
honest about his or her respective sexuality. As author Anaïs Nin writes, "There came a time when
the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the
risk it took to blossom." At Davidson College, the time to
blossom is now.
Our time at Davidson College
is, above all else, a time for learning and for growth. The GSA
seeks to realize this goal by helping members of the College
community embrace diversity in the fullest sense. Indeed this mission is integral to the
Davidson College Statement of Purpose: "Davidson values
diversity, recognizing the dignity and worth of every person."
We invite you to peruse the website, to
attend a meeting, and to become involved!