Southern New Jersey Chapter
Community-led chapters supporting students and teachers.
View the findings the New Jersey "Snapshot" from the GLSEN 2019 National School Climate Survey
GLSEN Southern New Jersey is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student's right to a safe, supportive education. GLSEN SNJ includes the following counties: Atlantic, part of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, part of Ocean and Salem.
GLSEN Southern New Jersey is a grassroots initiative working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are 43 Chapters around the country doing this vital work. Join us today!
Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to right where we live, work, and learn. Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher training, and hosts events for students, educators, parents, and allies. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, our chapter is entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
Explore our webpage to find out more about our work here in Southern New Jersey and learn how you can get involved in local and national events.
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Our chapter currently collaborates with the other New Jersey chapters in the Rainbow Library project! Thanks to the leadership of GLSEN's New Jersey chapters, in fall 2021, we will send LGBTQ+ affirming text sets to over 200 schools and libraries across New Jersey - for free.