Events and Activities

Annual Events

Rainbow Ice Cream Social

The Rainbow Social is held during Welcome Days in August of each year to welcome new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty and staff to campus.

Homecoming Tailgate Tent

PCSOGI sponsors a homecoming tailgating tent along with other spnsors at homecoming for friends and allies of the LGBT community.

Ally Awards Reception

PCSOGI cosponsors the annual Ally Awards with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality to highlight actions taken by individuals, groups or departments in support of the LGBT community. The awards reception is held in early April as a kickoff for LGBT awareness month.

Pride Award Dinner Banquet

PCSOGI cosponsors the annual Eychaner award for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community with Prism (the student LGBTQ and Ally Coalition). The dinner banquet serves as an end of the year celebration featuring presentation of the Eychaner award along with several other awards and recognitions.


University Committees

Representatives from PCSOGI serve as members of the Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Ethics and Compliance Office advisory committee, ensuring the inclusion of perspectives and concerns of the LGBT community in broader diversity initiatives on campus.

Search Committees

Representatives from PCSOGI participate in search processes for various administrative and faculty positions.

Cultural and Educational Programming

PCSOGI occasionally sponsors or cosponsors campus events on LGBT topics.

Funding Support for Academic Research, Scholarship, and Professional Development

PCSOGI designates a portion of its budget as travel funds to support faculty, staff and students who attend conferences to learn about or present on LGBT topics.

To request a travel funding grant, email with a proposal of your sexual orientation and/or gender identity-related research and travel requirements