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.
If you would like to host one of these programs, please submit your request at least 14 days in advance of your preferred date. Please note that your request is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation from a staff member. Every effort will be made to accomodate 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 LGBTQ@purdue.edu.
The LGBTQ Center coordinates panel conversations by request for courses and groups. Each panel conversation is facilitated by a LGBTQ staff member and consists of three to five students who are members of the LGBTQ Center's Speakers Bureau program. 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.
Using a peer education format, students in attendance 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. The LGBTQ Center facilitates over twenty panel conversations each semester.
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
- LGBTQIA+ 101: An Introduction to Essential Language and Concepts
- Strategies for Inclusive Practices at the Department/Organizational Level
- Best Practices for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students on Campus
- Strategies to Promote LGBTQIA+ Student Success
- LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Practices for Educators
- LGBTQIA+ Affirming Health Care Information and Practices for Providers
- Promoting LGBTQIA+ Student Engagement with Your Department/Organization
As schedules permit, LGBTQ Center staff members are available to speak at events or provide lectures and presentations to classes and groups on a wide range of topics.