The Sexuality And Gender Acceptance Club (SAGA) is a student-led group whose mission is to support students in their lives as LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.
Learn more about SAGA by contacting the group's faculty advisor, Charlie Lonsdale firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie Lonsdale (Chelsea) is a full-time faculty member in the English department who works extensively with students, faculty, and staff across campus.
We also invite all students to reach out to one of our trained Allies at any time.
Employees and Community
SAFE@HFC is a campus organization of faculty and staff LGBTQ+ allies and community members who are spreading awareness on campus, providing support, and connecting students and employees to resources. Some options for participating include:
- Become an ally or find an ally
- Volunteer with SAFE@HFC
- Attend SAFE@HFC meetings and events
- Learn about support resources
NOTE: While the SAGA student organization is solely for students, SAFE@HFC activities are open to everyone, and we welcome students at any time.
Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality ConferenceOct 18
HFC Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the first state-wide Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference hosted by Out-Space, Washtenaw Community College's LGBTQ student organization. Michigan Community College Gender & Sexuality Conference Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI Friday, October 18, 2019, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 a.m... Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference Read More
Speaker Broadcast - Master Your MemoryOct 22 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ASCC Building L, Berry Amphitheater The National Society of Leadership and Success student club is hosting a leadership speaker broadcast featuring Jim Kwik, Founder of Kwik Learning. Jim is a widely recognized expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. He serves as the brain coach to many of the world'... Speaker Broadcast - Master Your Memory Read More
Speaker Broadcast - Finding My VoiceNov 6 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ASCC Building L, Berry Amphitheater The National Society of Leadership and Success student club is hosting a leadership speaker broadcast featuring Valerie Jarrett, Longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Valerie oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and... Speaker Broadcast - Finding My Voice Read More
Speaker Broadcast - Be You!Nov 21 4:00pm
Thursday November 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ASCC Building L, Berry Amphitheater The National Society of Leadership and Success student club is hosting a leadership speaker broadcast featuring Tiki Barber, ten year veteran and three-time NFL Pro Bowl running back for the New York Giants. Tiki is the co-host of Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio, co-founder of Julius and Thuzio, and Board... Speaker Broadcast - Be You! Read More
LGBTQ+ resources for the HFC community
In addition to the SAGA student organization and SAFE@HFC organization described above, HFC offers the following resources and information that may be helpful to LGBTQ+ students.
Preferred First Name
Submit a Preferred First Name Change Request form to designate a preferred first name for use in some HFC systems, documents, and communications.
LGBTQ Student Scholarships
- The James R. Stokes & Frederick W. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship is offered to HFC students who are gay, or are children of a gay parent.
- The Forum Foundation Scholarship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender students opens in the spring of each year.
- LGBTQ+ students are, of course, also eligible for dozens of other merit- and need-based scholarships available to all HFC students.
Students, staff, and visitors to Henry Ford College’s campuses have access to Gender Inclusive (also referred to as Gender Neutral, Unisex, or Family) restrooms. These restrooms may be used by anyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, or expression. Locations: Gender Inclusive Restrooms are located in buildings on both HFC campuses.
A brief list of definitions of LGBTQ-related terms.
We provide recommendations for a number of other external resources that you may wish to consider. If you cannot find what you are seeking, please reach out to one of our Allies (listed above) for assistance. We are here for you!
A Safe Campus
HFC will continue to provide a safe environment for all students, free from intimidation and discrimination, and with an open and welcoming stance toward all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. HFC prohibits and will take prompt action against all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence. If you have experienced harassment or related problems on our campuses, or need information relating to harassment, please contact the Student Title IX Coordinator.
A Welcoming College
The HFC community is dedicated to living the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment. Learn more about what it means to be a member of our welcoming college community.
The Office of Campus Safety (Building N on the main campus) provides security and safety 24 hours per day/365 days per year. Security services include patrol operations, SafeWalk, first aid response, vehicle jump-starts, incident and accident report documentation, parking enforcement, ID replacement, and security escorts.
HFC's licensed, professional counselors are available to assist you in a caring, confidential setting in dealing with many of life's challenges, including:
- Personal and identity issues
- Coping with change and stress/anxiety reduction
- Assistance during career and life transitions
- Planning your future at HFC and beyond
- Study skills and time management