This year’s Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference is hosted by Minnesota State Community & Technical College AND Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN. We are very exited for this campus partnership to bring you a fantastic MOCC 2018 this October 26th-28th. Friday registration and activities will take place at the M State campus, while the remainder of the conference events will take place at MSU Moorhead campus.
Our goal for the MOCC 2018 is to connect, empower, and inspire our students within the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Connect. We will connect students with their peers, and also representatives and resources within the community. These connections allow students to become more involved within the LGBTQIA2S+ world as well as build an understanding of themselves and others. Connecting students develops a stronghold, which will strengthen our students as well as the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Empower. We will work to empower our students to be who they are. While learning about themselves and the LGBTQIA2S+ community, it is important that our students embrace who they are in a space where they can safely and comfortably do so. Encouraging self-expression and knowledge for these students can bring a powerful energy to our LGBTQIA2S+ students.
Inspire. We will strive to inspire our students not only to be who they are, but also to be an additional voice for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. By inspiring our LGBTQIA2S+ students, we can enforce and assure a prosperous future for students in their lives well beyond the conference.
These three crucial goals for this conference fortify the beliefs we hope all LGBTQIA2S+ individuals carry through our community and instill a sense of belonging within our students that they will share with the world.
MOCC is a premier opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex , asexual, and two spirit persons (LGBTQIA2S+) on college and university campuses and in the greater community.