Women, Transgender, & Gender Non-Conforming Graduate Students Support Group

Grad Students Supporting One Another

Meet weekly with the same small group (up to 8 students identifying as female, trans, questioning, or non-binary) and a CAPS counselor who facilitates conversations about current happenings in life-related to grad school and anything else! This is a safe and confidential space to share stressors and successes. Each person gets a chance to check-in and receive empathy and feedback. Members have diverse identities and are from a wide range of departments and programs, yet they have so much in common!

In this group, you will: 

  • Feel connected
  • Exchange empathy
  • Share experiences and ideas
  • Receive consistent support
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Time: Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm

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Dates: 1/29-5/6, group will not meet during spring break.

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Facilitator: Mary Belknap

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How to Join

  • A referral from a CAPS provider and a meeting with the group facilitator are required to join this group. Ask your current CAPS provider how to join or speak with a counselor to get started.
  • This group has a $10 fee per session. If cost is a barrier for you, please call 520-621-3334
  • Facilitator: Mary Belknap (marybelknap@arizona.edu)
  • This group is currently open for enrollment.
  • This group meets online. A Zoom link will be provided by the group facilitator.

What to Expect

This group offers a supportive environment to discuss graduate school and life concerns. It meets year-round even during semester breaks. Each member decides how long to participate-for a semester or until graduation!