• What is a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)?


    The overall goal of the GSA is to create a supportive place for LGBTQ students and friends to gather, support each other, and collaborate to create a more inclusive community. Even if students do not identify as LGBTQ, everyone is welcome! The three typical functions of a GSA are:

    • Social Support- This includes creating a nonjudgmental space for students to share experiences and get support from peers. This also includes creating a space for students to have fun, make friends, and connect with others.
    • Create Change- Students will have opportunities to work together on projects to make change and improve our community. When students engage in acts of service, it can improve academic outcomes as well as provide feelings of self-efficacy and resilience.
    • Leadership- GSAs are student-driven. I, as the advisor, will be guiding activities and discussion but also seeking opportunities to get students involved in leading.


    Examples of activities the GSA will engage in: game nights, discussions about coping with stress, discovering ways to improve our school, creating anti-bullying campaigns, learning about diverse historical figures, doing fundraising projects for causes of students’ choice, celebrating pride month, and more.


    About the Advisor:

    Hello! My name is Krista Robbins and I am the NWMS school social worker. This is my first year here at West and my fifth year in schools. I am starting the GSA to provide a positive, fun place for students and allow them to celebrate being themselves! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions.

    Phone number: 317.776.7792 x 18129

    Email: krista_robbins@nobl.k12.in.us


    The GSA club meets every Thursday after school from 3:45-4:45 pm in the LGI room. First meeting is scheduled for November 4, 2021