Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit (SAHLS) 2011 Application

Columbia University April 2-3, 2011 LATE APPLICANTS TO SAHLS WILL BE DEFERRED TO A WAITING LIST. [[Application Deadline: March 1, 12 noon EXTENDED TO MARCH 12TH NOON]] The Student Anti-Homophobia Leadership Summit is a free, two-day conference for high school students, hosted at Columbia University by Everyone Allied Against Homophobia, Columbia's anti-homophobia student group, and other members of the Columbia queer and allied community. Now in its eleventh year, SAHLS is a great opportunity to come together with other high school students to explore identity, community, and anti-homophobia activism. In the past, students have discussed issues such as queer identity, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, racism, and the relevance of homophobia to the heterosexual community. SAHLS is geared toward students who are involved in or would like to start Gay-Straight Alliances at their high schools. During the two-day conference, students learn leadership techniques, share their experiences and ideas, and network with peers in a safe, fun, and educational environment. SAHLS is an opportunity to build a wide network of high school and college anti-homophobia activists. This year, we are adopting a rolling admissions procedure for SAHLS. Once you submit your application, you should find out from us whether or not you have been accepted within about a week after you apply. This means that the earlier you submit your application, the greater likelihood of acceptance, as we do have limited space. However, if you do miss the deadline for applications, e-mail one of our co-presidents at the e-mail addresses below, and they will inform you as to whether you may still apply. Also, please take the application seriously! We expect a large number of applicants to the conference this year; your application will be important when we make our final decisions. That said, don’t stress out about it!
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Note: Due to high demand for the conference, if you are accepted, you are expected to attend. In other words, please do not apply if you are not sure you will be able to attend.

Submitting Your Application

If you have any difficulty submitting your application through the GoogleForm, please e-mail us at If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail us at the above address or call Avi Edelman, the President of Everyone Allied Against Homophobia, at (240)-483-9652. Our staff advisor, Lea Robinson, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, is also available for further questions at (212) 854-1675 or

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