Resources for GSAs
The following resources will walk you through the steps to get a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) going, and include some tips on what to do if your school says “no, strategies your GSA can use to raise money for your club and more!
10 Steps for Starting a Gay-Straight Alliance
Would you like to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at your school, but you’re not sure where to begin?
Elements of a GSA
The purpose of this activity is to discuss the different roles a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) can play and to help students identify which activities and events they may want to plan.
Fundraising Ideas for Your GSA
One of the most common questions we get from students and advisors is “How can we raise money for our GSA?”
Common GSA Challenges
Running a club can be a lot of work. You have to create a plan for each meeting, organize events, advertise and recruit new members, and make sure that the club is meeting the needs of the people who join.
Sample GSA Group Agreements
Like any other organization, it’s important for GSAs to have some guidelines around how meetings are run and expectations for how its members conduct themselves.
Sample GSA Mission Statements
A mission statement is a brief description of an organization’s purpose and focus.
Running an Effective Meeting
There are a number of elements that go into running a meeting that will feel successful and meaningful.