Queer International Student Assembly







About QISA

Queer International Student Assembly (QISA) is the LGBTIQA+ wing of The Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA). We work towards addressing issues of rights, representation, and visibility of the umbrella queer community in and around the Institute. 


We want to establish a community where everyone feels safe, seen, and heard.



QISA hosts many events, both social and educational, for the IHEID students and the broader LGBTIQA+ and allied community in Geneva. Many of the events that we have continued for 2020-2021 have included apèros and socials, educational Common Room Chats, Welfare Tea, annual Decolonizing Sexuality month (May), Diversity & Inclusion Workshop, and many other collaborations with GISA and external organizations! More on our past and upcoming events can be found on our website events page.


If you would like to sync the shared QISA Google Calendar to stay updated on the latest meetings and events, you can do so at this link.



Most of our resources can be found on the website under the resources page. This includes some amazing projects such as:

Queer Safe Spaces
Queer Terminology and Gender Inclusive Language (English & French)
tips on being a good ally
and more! 


We are also happy to announce that we have begun the initiative to have all-gender bathrooms at the institute, with the first ones appearing in Spring of 2021!


Welcome Packet for Incoming Students

QISA, in collaboration with The Feminist Collective and the Welfare Committee, has compiled a Welcome Packet for the IHEID Community -- and one that might be especially valuable for incoming students. This can be found on our website or at this link.


Wellbeing and Support | QISA Welfare Contact

If you would like someone to talk to for emotional and wellbeing support, do not hesitate to reach out to our Welfare Director at qisawelfare@gmail.com. Our Welfare Director will also be hosting Welfare Tea events if you would like to chat, unwind, or find confidential support. More about our Welfare Contact can be found on the Website Contact Page.


President office hours for Spring 2021-Spring 2022 are Fridays 13h-15h (1-3pm), and you can sign up for a time slot here.



Sign up for our Mailing List

You can subscribe to our mailing list via our website at this link.


Everyone is more than welcome to be a part of QISA and attend our events. Please do not hesitate to get involved, whether that be through running for a position, presenting event ideas, or simply being a part of the community.

Stay Up-To-Date

If you would like to stay up-to-date on our latest activities, do not hesitate to check our various social media platforms or our website!


Website: https://www.qisa-iheid.org/

WhatsApp: QISA Fam  




We are also easily contactable via email @GISA QISA (gisa.qisa@graduateinstitute.ch) or our website at https://www.qisa-iheid.org/contact.

Lots of love, QISA 

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