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 is an annual programming series presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center and a variety of campus partners and organizations during LGBTQ History Month. OUTober 2017 ran from October 11-November 20. Learn more about our most recent OUTober (new window)!

Visit our archives for information about past OUTober programs. 

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. Learn more about the Journeys retreat.

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

View more information about the history of Lavender Graduation (new window). To learn more about past Lavender Graduation celebrations, please visit our archives (new window).

We are excited to announce Passages as a new student-led mentorship initiative for LGBTQ students at Georgetown. The program brings together a pair of senior/junior Hoyas with small groups of first-year, sophomore, and transfer students.

Mentors and mentees will explore what it means to navigate life on the Hilltop as a LGBTQ Hoya, in and out the classroom, in residential life, and in clubs and organizations. It is our hope that the space will be generative for discussion around internships on and off campus and work, by developing skill sets to enhance dialogue and healthy living; and to foster inclusive and supportive social spaces on campus that center social and racial justice in queer worlds; and to offer a safe space to explore what it means to be LGBTQ in the world: families, friends, relationships. Additionally, mentees will learn the history of LGBTQ activism on campus, including the Out for Change campaign which founded the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Student Organizations

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.

Georgetown University Queer People of Color (GU QPOC) seeks to create a brave space for queer students of color and their affirming allies to meet and reflect on our unique and shared identities. Through dialogue and innovative programming, GU QPOC will provide queer students of color an opportunity to find solidarity and explore the rich depths of our identities. GU QPOC seeks to provide historically underrepresented groups within sexual minorities on campus a forum to share their experiences with the wider Georgetown community, particularly to engage in meaningful dialogue about privilege, erasure, and other disparities queer students of color experience at Georgetown.

Sponsored by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the mission of the McDonough Alliance is to foster an inclusive, pre-professional community for LGBT undergraduates at Georgetown. Through mentorship, targeted recruiting and social events, we aim to connect students to the business world while creating enduring relationships.

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.

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.

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.

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.