Underrepresented Students: first generation; former foster youth; international; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (lgbtq); students of color; students with disabilities; veterans

Information & Educational Resources

Underrepresented Students--Promising and Practical Strategies, U.S. Department of Education

Underrepresented Students, information and resources from the Counseling Center of the University of New Hampshire

Self-Help Resources

For First Generation Students


From the Chronicle of Higher Education 1/23/11, an interactive map of the U.S. by counties, showing the percentages of adults with bachelors degrees, based on most recent census: http://chronicle.com/article/Attainment-Interactive/125995/

From the New York Times 2005 series “Class Matters” a short video chronicles “The Impact of a College Degree” by telling the stories of Leann Blevins and her brother in West Virginia.  It’s available at:: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050524_CLASSEDUCATION_FEATURE/blocker.html

From the New York Times 2005 series “Class Matters,” this link to “How Class Works” provides an interactive tool to calculate a person’s position in society in terms of four factors:


First Generation Documentary: tells the story of four high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education. Narrated by Blair Underwood. See the trailer and discover how to see the film through the link above.

Tips for First Generation College Applicants-- YouTube video from TYT University

“Who We Are: First-Generation College Students Speak Out” – YouTube video from FirstInTheFamily.org

Popular movies:

“Good Will Hunting”-- The therapist (Robin Williams’ character) discusses with the math professor their shared origins in “Southie,” a working-class area of Boston.

“Real Women Have Curves”-- A Mexican-American high school graduating senior in Los Angeles has an opportunity for a scholarship to Columbia University but her family resists.

For International Students

Being Assertive in a Diverse World-- information on assertiveness, incluing how to be assertive; barriers to assertiveness; and a resource list

Culture Shock-- adjusting to cultural differences

International Students: the Cross-Cultural Journey-- information on adjusting to a new culture

For LGBTQ+ Students


Check out this Prezi "LGBQ: Being Who You Are" courtesy of Humboldt State University

Online Resources & Organizations

The Advocate (general interest LGBTQ magazine)

Advocates for Youth

Alternative Sexuality forum on Belief Net (various forums address a wide variety of sexual topics and issues)


American Institute of Bisexuality (research about bisexuality)

American Psychological Association info on sexual orientation (provides answers to commonly asked question about LGBTQ people as well as information for related groups and organizations)

"Am I Gay?", A Guide for People Who Question Their Sexual Orientation

American Psychological Association-Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Issues. (Answers to your questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality)

American Psychological Association-Transgender Issues: (Answers to your questions about transgender individuals and Gender Identity)

American Psychological Association-Intersex Issues (Answers to your questions about individuals with intersex conditions)

Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN: San Francisco-area network for bisexuals)

Bi-Friendly (San Francisco-area social network for bisexuals)


Bisexual Resource Center (advocates for and provides info about the bisexual community)

Bisexuality-Aware Professionals (nationwide listings of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual clientele)

CampusPride.org (leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students)

Campaign to End Homophobia (a diverse network of people and organizations working to end homophobia and heterosexism)

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals (works for equity of LGBTQ people on university campuses)

Curve (lesbian lifestyle magazine)

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (a New England-based legal rights organization for LGBTQ people)

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (media watchdog organization dedicated to promoting positive images of LGBTQ people)

Gay & Lesbian National Help Center (peer counseling hotlines for LGBTQ adults and youths)

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (tools & tips for educators, students & supporters)

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

Gay & Lesbian Athletics Foundation

GayScribe (collection of LGBTQ author interviews, book reviews and more)

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (alliance of gay and LGBTQ students)

Gender Education & Advocacy

Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (works to ensure that classrooms, communities, and workplaces are safe for everyone, regardless of gender expression)

Here Media ("the world's leading multimedia company targeting the LGBT consumer")

Hillgirlz (calendar of events, business listings, classifieds, E-cards and more for lesbians in the San Francisco area)

Human Rights Campaign (advocacy for LGBTQ equal rights)

Institute for Gay & Lesbian Strategic Studies (organization that informs the wider policy community about the lives of gays and lesbians)

International Foundation for Gender Education

It Get's Better Project (YouTube collection of video messages of hope to LGBT youth)

Lambda 10 Project (Online Community for GLB Fraternity Issues)

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (national organization advocating for equal rights for LGBTQ people and people with HIV)

Lesbian News (website for the lesbian lifestyle magazine Lesbian News)

LGBT Religious Archives Network

Logo (pop culture site containing videos, music and more)

Napa Valley Gay Lesbian Political Caucus (advocating for the LGBTQ community in the California wine country)

National Center for Lesbian Rights (national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families)

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (advocacy for full LGBTQ equality)

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Oasis Magazine (blog and other resources geared toward gay youth)

OutProud National Coalition for GLBT Youth

PFLAG Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PFLAG - Talks and TGS - PFLAG Internet Mailing Lists

QueerList (resources for queer arts, culture and education in the San Francisco area)

Queer Resources Directory

Resources for Questioning Youth (gay, lesbian, and bisexual)

San Francisco Pride (organizes annual Pride festival in San Francisco)

Search the Gay Web (search engine for LGBTQ sites)

Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy

Teacher's Guide for Gender Equity Curriculum

Transsexual Road Map

Transgender Network International

The Trevor Project (24-hour suicide hotline for GLBT and Questionning Youth: 1-866-4-U-Trevor)

Youth Guardian Services

Youth Guide (blog geared toward gay youth)

Youth Resource (website by and for LGBQ youth on sexual health and other issues)

Self-Help Books and Resources

Campus Pride Books & Resources. Among other things, find:

  • Campus Pride Blog
  • Campus Pride Resource Guide
  • Campus Pride 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report
  • 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People
  • Secret Sisters
  • Inspiration for LGBT Students and Their Allies

Howard, Kim and Drukman, Steven. Out & About Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered College Students. Alyson Books; 2000.

Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens. Free Spirit Poblishing, 2nd edition; 2011.

Ochs, Robyn. Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World. Bisexual Resource Center; 2nd edition; 2012.

Savage, Dan and Miller, Terry. It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. Plume; reprint edition; 2011.

Savin-Williams, Ritch C. Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out, American Psychological Association (APA); 1st edition (2013).

Williams, Robert. Just as I Am: A Practical Guide to Being Out, Proud, and Christian. Crown; 2013.

It's Elementary, Talking About Gay Issues. The first film of its kind to address anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with kids about gay people.

For Students with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act and mental illness: information on laws that protect people with disabilities and how the ADA protects people with severe mental illness

Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

College Guide for Disabled Students. Povides information on your legal rights, campus life, and resources.

Disability Benefits Application: for social security disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI) applicants

Rights of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Guide for College and University Students

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities: from the US Dept of Education

For Veterans

Online Resources

Veterans Crisis Lines

US Department of Veterans Affairs

State of New Hampshire Department of Employment Security

New Hampshire Veterans Resource Directory

Returning from the War Zone- A Guide for Military Personnel

Health and Wellness Resources for the Military Community


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