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SWAGGER (Social Workers Advocating for GLBTQA and Gender Non-Conforming Equal Rights) is a student run organization funded by the SSW Graduate Student Association.  SWAGGER was founded by a group of concerned social work students in 2010 in the wake of the death of Tyler Clementi, himself a gay Rutgers undergraduate student who committed suicide following an incident of cyber bullying and harassment. SWAGGER provides monthly meetings which serve as opportunities for LGBT students and their allies to discuss issues of relevance including field experiences, job seeking, dealing with microaggressions in the classroom as well as current political events. Additionally, about once a year SWAGGER co-sponsors a panel discussion on topics such as bisexuality, transgender health, religion and LGBT concerns as well as the history of the LGBT rights movement. SWAGGER students also successfully advocated for adding our current LGBT Issues course to the MSW curriculum. All are welcome to any and all of our meetings.

For more information about this group, contact Dr. Michael LaSala at

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