*Bronze Tier Partner Teams are no longer required to have any LGBTQ+ members. All other requirements are still in place. Please contact us if you have any questions!
What does a Gold Tier partner actually do?
Gold Tier partners will host at least one event during competition season. This event can be at an event your team is attending, or one you are volunteering at. Examples of events include roundtable discussions, a panel, a presentation, or an official meet-up. Gold Tier partners will also fulfill the responsibilities of Silver and Bronze tier partners.
I’m not sure that I have the resources to be a Gold Tier partner. What does a Silver Tier partner need to do?
Silver Tier partners are expected to help with hosting an event if one is already being organized at your event. Otherwise, Silver Tier teams are expected to help promote our organization at competitions by having literature at a booth or in the pits, handing out pins, and other direct outreach activities. Silver Tier partners will also fulfill the responsibilities of Bronze tier partners.
That still sounds like a little much…What does a Bronze Tier partner do?
Bronze Tier partners help us promote our organization online, especially by sharing important social media posts and promoting our fundraisers. They also will assist in promoting us at competitions from their pit. The team and all its members must commit to being inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community at all times.
Is there anything else I need to know before applying?
We have a few more requirements, which include at least 1 LGBTQ+ member on your team (for Silver and Gold Tier teams), a history of commitment to FIRST, and an interview with one or two team members (an LGBTQ+ person and a spokesperson). The application is right below this!
Wait! What’s the interview like?
The interview takes place on our discord server! They usually take about thirty minutes and are with two of our Student Administrators. The questions focus on your team atmosphere, events, and history, as well as your goals going forward. We want to get to know you and help you get to know us!