FAQ: Current Students
Q: Why is your club called The Letters?
A: The Letters is a reference to the many identities within the LGBTQ+ community - LGBTQ does not represent them all! The Letters is designed to encourage individuals to identify themselves for themselves, using whichever letter suites them best. We seek to embrace and celebrate the multifaceted identities that our members embody.
Q: Who can join The Letters?
A: Anyone can join, no matter if you identify as a member of the LGBTQ community or as an ally. The only requirements are being a Rotman Master's level student or Rotman alumna/alumnus and actively supporting LGBTQ rights.
Q: How can I join The Letters?
A: You can join The Letters any time during the year. In fall, you can sign up for The Letters via R-world when you select clubs after the official clubs fair in September. Feel free to reach out through our contact us page if you have further questions.
Q: What does LGBTQ stand for?
A: LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Queer is an umbrella term for those who do not identify as heterosexual and, having been used as a pejorative against LGBTQ+ individuals, is being reclaimed by the community. If you are interested to read more about the different terms, please refer to this Wikipedia article, which provides a good starting point.
Q: I’m questioning my sexuality/gender or am thinking about coming out. What should I do?
A: If you have questions about and/or are struggling with your sexuality/gender identity, know that you are not alone. As a student at the University of Toronto and as a Rotman MBA student, you have access to the following services, which are all provided free of charge and provided in a strictly confidential manner:
- 1. The Letters Confidential Coffee Chat program, where you can meet with an executive member to talk about whatever is on your mind. Whoever you meet with will keep your identity and the content of the chat confidential.
- 2. The U of T Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, which can provide support, answer questions, and direct you to more specific resources (if necessary).
- 3. Amber Cohen, who provides counseling and is available at Rotman on Wednesdays throughout the school year