Educational Programs

The LGBTQ Center provides a variety of interactive, educational programs by request for instructors, staff, students, departments, and community organizations. Review the program descriptions below for more information. 

How to Request a Program

If you would like to host one of these programs, click the button below to complete the request form. Please submit your request at least 14 days in advance of your preferred date.



Educational programs can be provided either in real-time or in a pre-recorded video or audio format for asynchronous courses. If you request an asynchronous format, the LGBTQ Center will work with you to provide a recorded presentation or student panel discussion to fit your learning outcomes.


Your request is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation from a staff member. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request as schedules permit. There is no cost associated with hosting an educational program provided by the LGBTQ Center.

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Program Descriptions

Using a peer education format, student voices are centered

The LGBTQ Center facilitates over twenty panel conversations each semester.


Each panel conversation is facilitated by a LGBTQ Center staff member and consists of three to five students who are members of the LGBTQ Center's Speakers Bureau program. 

Participants are encouraged to ask the panel members questions about their lives, experiences as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, current events, and anything else that may be of interest.

LGBTQIA+ student panels conversations are organic by nature, but the facilitator can help steer the conversation toward particular topics, if needed.

Great for:

  • departments/organizations seeking to learn more about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students
  • classrooms
  • future and current educators, and
  • peer-to-peer education events and programs

LGBTQ Center staff members lead interactive, discussion-based presentations for departments and organizations interested in learning about resources for LGBTQIA+ students, LGBTQIA+ student academic performance and success, national trends related to this population, best practices for developing and maintaining inclusive classrooms and offices, and related topics. The length of most presentations can be altered depending on specifications included in the request.

Presentations can be customized by selecting from a broad range of topics, including:

  • Introduction and Overview of the LGBTQ Center and Resources
  • LGBTQ+ 101: An Introduction to Essential Language and Concepts
  • Strategies for Inclusive Practices at the Department/Organizational Level
  • Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQIA+ in the Classroom
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Health Care Information and Practices for Providers
  • Best Practices for LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Student Organizations

As schedules permit, LGBTQ Center staff members are available to speak at events or to classes and groups on a wide range of topics.