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LGBTQIA+ Initiatives

Welcome!

Our Mission

The Women and Gender Equity Center LGBTQIA+ Initiatives is the primary resource on campus for LGBTQIA+ identities. Through education, on-campus engagement and advocacy the LGBTQIA+ Initiatives strives to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism among the Old Dominion University community and create a more affirming environment through which all Monarchs can thrive. The Safe Space Committee, an educational arm of the LGBTQIA+ Initiatives, facilitates ally certification trainings to assist in the creation of a more affirming campus by increasing LGBTQIA+ allyship among faculty/staff and students.

The LGBTQIA+ events and programs produced by the Women and Gender Equity Center are made possible through collaboration with ODU Safe Space, ODU Sexuality and Gender Alliance, ODU Queer Resilience Coalition, As(t*)erisk, Women and Gender Equity Center, Health Promotions, English Department, MFA Creative Writing Program, Gay Cultural Studies, Counseling Services, Global Monarch Club, The Starving Artists and local community partners, such as the LGBT Life Center.



Resources



LGBTQIA+ Student Organizations



Signature Events:


September

  • Lavender Reception
    • LGBTQIA+ Re-Mixer

October - LGBT History Month

  • International Pronouns Day
    • National Coming Out Day

November

  • Dinner of Gratitude

    • Trans* Day of Remembrance

December

  • World AIDS Day

March

  • Trans* Day of Visibility

April - ODU Pride Month

  • Dine 'N Drag
    • Pride Picnic
    • Pride Prom

May

  • Rainbow Graduation

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!