Education and Outreach

The LGBTQ Resource Center is committed to providing holistic development opportunities for students here at Georgetown University. As part of that commitment we host a number of initiatives that are geared towards supporting the intellectual and social development of our students. The Center works in partnership with campus partners, academic departments, GU Pride and other student groups to create educational and social programming throughout the year.

CENTER INITIATIVES

OUTOBER

OUTober is an annual programming series presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center and a variety of campus partners and organizations during LGBTQ History Month. OUTober 2016 ran from October 1-November 20. Click here to learn more about our most recent OUTober!

Visit our archives for information about past OUTober programs. 

Journeys: An LGBTQ Center Retreat

Journeys: Understanding Self & Building Community is an annual LGBTQ Resource Center Retreat made possible by the Tagliabue Initiative and the generous contributions of individual alumni donors. Each year, we take 30 students for an overnight experience hosted at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Bluemont, VA. Click here to learn more about the Journeys retreat.

LAVENDER GRADUATION

Lavender Graduation celebrates graduating LGBTQ students and allies by honoring their achievements and contributions to the university community. Click here to learn more about Lavender Graduation 2017.

Click here for more information about the history of Lavender Graduation. To learn more about past Lavender Graduation celebrations, please visit our archives.

ignite peer education GROUPS

IGNITE is a new Peer Education Initiative from the LGBTQ Resource Center that seeks to bring undergraduate students into formative dialogue which transforms their understanding of self and empowers them in all of their diversities. These group dialogues will meet weekly and offer a brave space for students to share experiences and explore their own understandings of gender and sexuality. The Center provides training and support for five pairs of facilitators that lead weekly discussion groups for a range of identities and experiences. Topics include the intersection of race and gender, current events, what it means to identify as female, and other relevant topics. These peer education groups include:

EmbrACE, a space for students who identify as asexual or ace-spectrum; Queer Women's Collective (QWC), for LGBTQ+ female-identified or non-binary students; Umbrella, for trans and questioning Hoyas, as well as those directly affected by trans issues, such as close friends, family, and significant others; and Getting Bi, for pansexual, bisexual, and all other "polysexual" identities. 

Click here for more infomation about these discussion groups.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE, MAIN CAMPUS

GU Pride is the undergraduate student organization that serves as a voice for LGBTQ students and their straight allies, provides advocacy, and builds safe spaces and community for a more equitable and visible presence for LGBTQ students at Georgetown.
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GRADUATE, GU GRADPRIDE

Organized through the Main Campus Graduate Student Organization, GradPride is open to all graduate students at Georgetown University. GradPride provides an outlet for members to meet new friends and socialize, promotes understanding of LGBTQ issues on campus and in our community, and advocates for issues of importance to the graduate LGBTQ community.
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GRADUATE, LAW CENTER

OutLaw promotes LGBTQ equality; provides opportunities to educate the Georgetown Law community on issues affecting LGBTQ people and create a welcoming social environment for LGBTQ students, their friends and allies.
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GRADUATE, MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Out@MSB serves members of the Georgetown MBA Program who identify as LGBTQ, as well as those who support this community. The mission of Out@MSB is to foster a supportive environment for professional development, provide a forum for the discussion of business issues related to sexual orientation, and to facilitate social interaction and networking among students, alumni, and professionals.

GRADUATE, PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE

P-POUT is the GPPI LGBT policy issues group whose vision is to provide a visible and public forum within the student body for discussion of LGBT issues. This includes both national and local policy issues, as well as issues facing LGBT individuals working in policy-focused careers. The group focuses specifically on education, networking, outreach, and awareness.