Introducing the Pride Center!
Effective immediately, the OUTreach: LGBTQ+ and Ally Resource Center is now the Pride Center.
In its 6th year on campus, the center’s focus has evolved from a drop-in space whose goal was just awareness to a full-fledged office with a vast array of programs, resources, and services designed to enhance student development and campus education. There has also been a collective shift in understanding—as a nation and an institution—of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression since the center opened in 2010. We want to remain inclusive to all the diverse identities and expressions within our campus community, and that starts with our name.
After consulting with students, alumni, peer institutions, the Commission for LGBT People, the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, senior administrators, and polling several other constituencies, the center is now named the Pride Center.
Join us to celebrate this exciting change at our grand re-opening and ice cream social event on Tuesday October 6, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Melrose Hall courtyard.
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Find us on Tumblr
We recently started a new social channel on Tumblr. Check us out at http://utkpridecenter.tumblr.com.
5 for Five Fundraising Campaign
We are celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the Center by holding a 5 for Five Fundraising Campaign. Help us continue our good work and support diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee. Give Today!
Lavender Graduation & new alumni council
Graduates–be sure to contact our newly formed alumni council, the LGBTA+ Alumni Council, at LGBTQalumni@utk.edu and on Facebook and Twitter @UTKLGBTQAlumni.
The Pride Center works to provide a safe and welcoming environment for UT’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual communities.
As a physical symbol of UT’s commitment to diversity, the Pride Center provides support, resources, and a community space for UT’s LGBTQQIA and ally students, faculty, and staff, as well as anyone who seeks to learn about sexual orientation or gender identity. Pride achieves this by sponsoring programs and events that raise awareness, that increase visibility, and that engage in advocacy regarding LGBTQQIA issues.