The Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives works to enhance campus inclusion and provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally students, staff, and faculty through intellectual and leadership development, building community, outreach, and visibility.

The office is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, feels supported in a safe and affirming community.

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Venn diagram displaying how queering belonging is equal parts allyship, leadership, and aspiration.

Our Mission

The Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives’ mission is to build a sense of belonging and provide support to everyone regardless of one's sexuality, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious/spiritual/cultural background, ability etc.

The Queering Belonging Formula

We call our mission “Queering Belonging” Leadership = Allyship = Aspiration


We support students to develop skills that prepare them to become effective social justice advocates, community organizers, and LGBTIQA+ ambassadors.


Through collaborative projects and programming, we educate the community on 2SLGBTIQA+ issues and forge strong allyships with multiple constituents, providing our students with more avenues for their professional and personal development.


We encourage students to share their authentic selves with others. We empower those who are just beginning their journeys to self- authorship and agency. Through social and cultural mixers, workshops, fests, and celebrations, we affirm our intersectional identities and welcome allies to learn about — and support — the 2SLGBTIQA+ community.