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LGBTQ Center Student Ambassadors

Do you love meeting new people? Do you have ideas or suggestions about LGBTQ Center programming? Are you interested in helping to raise campus awareness of LGBTQ identities and communities?

If so, you might be a great fit for the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors program. As an ambassador, you will brainstorm with Center staff to come up with awareness strategies and social events around visibility days. You’ll also be tasked with helping to design promotional and educational material. You may also serve as one of the faces of the LGBTQ Center: doing things like greeting people at the Center After Dark, talking to students in the Pit on bi/ace/intersex/etc visibility days, speaking on a panel, and/or helping out at Center events.

Ambassadors meet on second and fourth Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm.


Safe Zone Facilitation

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. If you have already been Safe Zone and Safe Zone GI/GE trained, and you would like to be part of creating a more welcoming, inclusive campus climate, becoming a Safe Zone Facilitator is the next step!

Safe Zone and Safe Zone Gender Identity/Gender Expression training are prerequisites for this training. Must be available for observation and co-facilitation before being approved to facilitate alone.

Contact our Assistant Director for details, after you have completed both trainings.


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, see details and the application form here.


LGBTIQ Advocacy Award Committee

Committee members will review nomination forms and select the LGBTIQ 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.

Click here 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.