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WELCOME TO THE GLBT CENTER

The GLBT Center is one of four campus community centers (along with the Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). The GLBT Center serves students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, and strives to increase the NC State campus community’s understanding of diversity by working collaboratively to raise awareness, promote respect, and create a culture of equity, inclusion and social justice.

WELCOME TO THE GLBT CENTER

The GLBT Center is one of four campus community centers (along with the Women’s Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). The GLBT Center serves students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, non-binary, agender, intersex and questioning students and their allies. It strives to increase the NC State campus community’s understanding of diversity by working collaboratively to raise awareness, promote respect, and create a culture of equity, inclusion and social justice.

2019 Lavender Graduation

2019 Lavender Graduation

Mark your calendars and save the date for our annual Lavender Graduation. Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration intended to bring the entire GLBT community together to celebrate the success of our students. ANY GLBT STUDENT can participate in Lavender Graduation. (Students don’t need to have been involved in any GLBT student organizations or have engaged with the GLBT Center prior to graduation.) We invite all GLBT graduates to participate and be recognized.

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo at the University of Michigan in 1995. The annual ceremony was created to recognize LGBT students and acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the university.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mar
25
Mon
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Luncheon @ Witherspoon 356
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Luncheon @ Witherspoon 356

Part of the mission of the GLBT Center is to provide ongoing support for GLBT faculty and staff on campus. To fulfill that mission, the GLBT Center coordinates the GLBT Faculty and Staff Network in order to provide an opportunity for GLBT faculty and staff to connect and form community, to supply informal and formal feedback about campus climate, to support and mentor GLBT students, and to connect with prospective GLBT faculty and staff members. The Network meets once a month. Check our calendar for meeting details. If you would like to join the Network, please contact Preston Keith, Assistant Director of the GLBT Center, at pbkeith2@ncsu.edu.

To RSVP for the luncheon, please email Preston Keith at pbkeith2@ncsu.edu

Mar
27
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Mar
28
Thu
Creating Accomplices: Supporting Queer and Transgender Students of Color workshop @ Talley 4280
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Queer and transgender students of color face barriers and obstacles that are often left out of the narrative of GLBT lived experiences. Join the GLBT Center as we unpack the systemic oppression that impact and complicate the experiences of folks when race and ethnicity intersect with gender and sexuality. Discover ways that you can be move beyond being an ally for the queer and transgender community of color to being an accomplice. This three-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community.

To register for this workshop, visit http://oied.ncsu.edu/glbt/glbt-advocates-program/.

Apr
1
Mon
Week of Action 2019
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day
Apr
2
Tue
Take Back the Night
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Take Back the Night (TBTN) march & rally is an event, which reclaims the night and our campus for survivors of sexual assault. This year’s event will take place on the Stafford Commons in front of Talley Student Union. The march itself begins at 7p.m. followed by a powerful Survivor Speak Out.

Apr
10
Wed
Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community workshop @ Talley 3222
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community workshop @ Talley 3222

This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence is experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors.

To register for this workshop, visit http://oied.ncsu.edu/glbt/glbt-advocates-program/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

VIP Program

VIP Program

Are you looking for a way to get involved, to learn more about the GLBT community, and to help support and educate others? Then the GLBT Center’s Volunteer, Internship and Practicum (VIP) Program is the perfect opportunity for you!

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Trans 101

Trans 101

Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions.

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GET INVOLVED

One of the main functions of the NC State GLBT Center is to help GLBT and Allied individuals connect and form community. The staff of the Center advises and supports student organizations, coordinates a network for faculty and staff, and keeps alumni engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus. For more information, please check our Get Involved page.

IN THE NEWS

Check out our latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest and NC State News.

Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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GLBT Symposium Welcomes New Students

GLBT Symposium Welcomes New Students

The GLBT Center hosted its fifth annual GLBT Symposium on Saturday, August 18, 2018, welcoming over 175 participants. This half-day event is held during move-in weekend as a way for incoming GLBT students to connect with one another, build community, learn about services and resources offered by the GLBT Center and find ways to get involved on campus.

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GLBT Center to Host Social Justice Cohort

GLBT Center to Host Social Justice Cohort

The GLBT Center invites students, faculty and staff to join the Social Justice Cohort, a group of dedicated individuals interested in exploring concepts of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, religion, social justice, privilege, power and oppression as they overlap, intersect and manifest within society and on college campuses.

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The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.