What is Icebreakers?

Icebreakers is a confidential student run discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students, as well as students who have questions about sexual and/or gender identity. Icebreakers is a safe space for students to discuss issues of coming out, finding friends, or questions around identity. Two trained students run each meeting (at least one of which is always of a queer person of color).

Icebreakers is also a confidential support network for students. Students can confidentially reach out to a peer Icebreakers facilitator by e-mailing


Icebreakers is a confidential, peer run discussion group. Participants are never required to use their real names or disclose any personal information. Confidentiality is also discussed as part of the ground rules of each meeting.

Icebreakers Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 5–7 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons 325.

Fall 2015 Meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 1st, 5:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Lounge (THC 325)
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 5:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Lounge (THC 325)
  • Tuesday, November 3rd, 5:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Lounge (THC 325)
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 5:00pm-7:00pm, LGBTQ Lounge (THC 325)

Icebreakers Facilitators

Icebreakers facilitators are specially trained students invested in the LGBTQ population. All facilitators are trained as Safe Zone Allies in addition to their facilitation training and two facilitators are at each meeting. Facilitators also serve as mentors for students on campus. If you are interested in serving as an Icebreakers facilitator, please complete the Icebreakers Facilitator's Application and submit it to Ted Lewis.