Safe Zone is a four-hour training is designed to introduce concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The Center invites alums* of the University to keep updated through our quarterly newsletter, annual magazine, and alum recognition program. The University Development Office and Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life have also created an LGBTQ-affinity alum program: Carolina Pride Alum Network (CPAN).
Aluminate Semi-Annual Magazine
Aluminate is published annually or semi-annually at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters to provide an overview of Center programs and accomplishments.
Subscribe to Quarterly Alum Newsletter
Alum Directory and Recognition
Too often the accomplishments of LGBTIQA+ folks go unheralded or without the recognition deserved. The LGBTQ Center staff would like to showcase the wonderful adventures and accomplishments (professional and personal achievements) of our UNC Alum. We'd also like to provide visible role models and a list of folks who are willing to contribute information and/or time to new generations of Tarheels. To that end, we are creating an online Alum directory and showcase. We invite UNC alum to share a little about their adventures since graduation as well as to serve as a resource contact. If you are willing to participate in this project, please complete the alum information form. The information will be compiled and made available on our website. You may also be asked to be a featured alum in an upcoming edition of Aluminate!
Thank you for your patience as our Alum Information Form is being added to the site!
FYI: Why we use the term "alums" instead of alumni
”Alum” is the singular, gender-neutral term for someone who has graduated from an educational institution.
The words that we have used to refer to people who have attended or graduated from a school, college, or university have changed a bit over the past several centuries. Traditionally, the word alumnus has been used to refer to a single male, whereas alumna has been used for a single woman. Initially the plural forms were alumni to refer to multiple men (or multiple men and women) and alumnae for multiple women. A little over a hundred years ago the shortened form of alum began to be used to describe a graduate or past attendee of either gender. Although many people feel that alum is informal, it is in increasing use, and we appear to be moving toward a greater acceptance of the word. The plural of alum is alums.Merriam-Webster.com
LGBTQIA+ Faculty and Staff Mixers
LGBTIQA+ folks who work for the University in ANY capacity are welcome join the LGBTQ Center once per month.