Queer Inclusive Leadership and Learning (QuILL) is a training program that has been offered by the LBGT Resource Center for the past several years. It consisted of two parts. The first is an online self-paced web course hosted by the Office of Regulatory Affairs and available to anyone with an MSU ID. The second is an in-person training. Similar to a traditional Safe Zone program, participants receive a certificate of completion that expires four years after one’s initial training.
The QuILL program is currently inactive and cannot be accessed.
Following a review by the LBGT Resource Center staff, we determined the need for a new online training for our community. Our review has shown the need for a restructuring of the program and the development of a modular LGBTQA+ education program.
QuILL was a great program and it was the right program for MSU when it was first created. But, the LGBTQA+ community, our understanding of queer and trans identity, and LGBTQA+ language have all changed. Further, better practices for LGBTQA+ education have also shifted dramatically in recent years. It is time for new educational programs to support our current community and our goals for queer and trans inclusion at MSU.
What is QuILL’s current status?
QuILL’s on-line component is currently offline.
What will the new program be called?
The new program is called Quest: Building Capacity for LGBTQA+ Inclusion. The Quest Program is the name of the LBGTRC’s core curriculum of workshops. Our on-line training is just one of our offerings.
I need a training or workshop for a specific group. What can I do?
We will continue to offer workshops by request to groups of over 10 people. Our workshops are 1.5 to 3 hours in length.
If you would like a training for faculty and staff, please reach out to Jesse Beal.
If you would like a training for students/student organizations, please reach out to Oprah Jrenal.
What should I do with my QuILL Sticker?
Your QuILL sticker is yours to keep. We ask that you please not leave it affixed to a door or window for an office that you are no longer in or on the outside of a multi-person office.
Should I plan to take the new training?
Yes. Language changes. Our understanding evolves. More research gets published. Part of practicing allyship skills is being a life-long learner. Folks should plan to take the new course within the first year after it is launched. After completion, participants can take other in-person trainings to continue to build knowledge and develop ally skills. We recommend that the foundational course be reviewed at least once every four years.
For any questions about the changes to the QuILL program, please reach out to Jesse Beal at firstname.lastname@example.org.