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.

If you would like to host one of these programs, please submit your request at least 14 days in advance of your preferred date. Once you complete the request, a staff member from the LGBTQ Center will confirm via email.

Request a Panel or Presentation

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Program Descriptions

LGBTQIA+ Student Panel Conversations

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.

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.

Presentations for Departments or Groups

LGBTQ Center staff members lead discussions or presentations for departments 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.

Sample Presentation Topics:

  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Instructional Practices in the Classroom
  • Supporting LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Purdue
  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Greek Life Organizations
Speeches, Lectures, Workshops, & Presentations

Schedules permitting, 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.