The LGBTQ Center sponsors programs such as educational training, social events, major speakers, and film screenings. Carolina students, faculty, staff, and community members can request Center-sponsored or co-sponsored programming (speakers, workshops, or presentations) or propose specific program ideas for the campus community.


The LGBTQ Center can also assist individual students, student organizations, departments, and other University offices in activity and events planning. Co-sponsorship includes co-planning and perhaps co-funding programs, and advertising on the Center's website, newsletter, and social media outlets.

Preference is given to programs or program ideas that address intersecting identities, fit within the LGBTQ Center mission and values statement, and are proposed one month in advance of the event date.

To request a program or submit a program idea, please submit the appropriate form from the options below:

Get Involved

The LGBTQ Center offers a number of ways for students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members to get involved. Review the following options and fill out our Involvement Interest Form or Contact Us to get involved!

LGBTQ Center Student Ambassadors

Ambassadors brainstorm with Center staff to come up with awareness strategies and social events around visibility days; help to design promotional and educational material; and help people feel welcome at Center programs and events. Ambassadors typically meet every other Wednesday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm during Fall and Spring semesters. Contact our Assistant Director or join the Center Ambassadors GroupMe to get involved.

Safe Zone Facilitators

Interested in learning to facilitate Safe Zone Trainings?  Our Safe Zone program would not be possible without volunteers.  The demand for Safe Zone keeps increasing and we need more facilitators to keep the program growing.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete Safe Zone: Standard or Safe Zone: Health Care training
  • Complete at least one Continuing Education training
  • Available for one four-hour facilitator training
  • Available for multiple four-hour observation and co-facilitation sessions before being approved to facilitate alone

Contact our Assistant Director for details if you meet these parameters.

Queer Graduate and Professional Students Program Advisory Board


LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series

(Formerly Graduate Speaker Series) LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series is a program of QGAPS (Queer Graduate and Professional Students), a collaboration between the LGBTQ Center and the Graduate School's Program for Diversity & Student Success, with the goal to share the work of graduate & professional students, faculty, and local researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

If you are conducting LGBTQ-related research and are interested in presenting, submit the speaker interest form.

LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards Committee

Committee members will review nomination forms and select the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award recipients (one graduate/professional student winner and one undergraduate student winner) based on preset criteria. Awards will be presented to one graduating undergraduate and one graduating graduate/professional student.

Visit the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Awards page for more information and to apply.

Lavender Graduation Event Support

Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring Sexuality Studies minors, graduating LGBTIQA+ identified students, and their allies. It is a cultural celebration that acknowledges the achievements and contributions that students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions have made. Undergraduate student and graduate/professional student winners of the LGBTIQ Advocacy Award are announced during the ceremony.

Contact our Assistant Director for details.

Browse Programs

Program/Event Co-Sponsorship

If you are looking for program/event promotion only, please submit to our newsletters. The LGBTQ Center can assist individual students, student organizations, departments, and other University offices in activity and […]

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LGBTQ Center Involvement Interest Form

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Educational Programs

The Center's tagline "Educating for Equality" is central to our programming. The Center provides various educational programs on LGBTQ topics to the University campus and surrounding communities. Request a Presentation or […]

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Community-Building Programs

The Center hosts social and cultural events that allow LGBTIQA+ and allied communities to gather for meeting new people, mutual support, and networking throughout the school year: Annual Programs Regularly […]

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The Center provides direct support programs and services designed to address identity, leadership, and relationship skills development.

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