Pride Center

We celebrate YOU!

The Pride Center works to create an environment of empowerment, affirmation, and inclusion for all Panthers of diverse genders and orientations through education, advocacy, and celebration. The Pride Center is supported by the Office of Social Justice and Inclusion.

The goal

The goal is to provide all panthers with the resources and support they need to reach their fullest potential here at FIU and beyond. We accomplish this through:

Our knowledgeable staff continually engages in research and evaluation, professional development opportunities, and on- and off-campus partnership-building. Through our Safe Zone Training, we offer valuable resources to educate faculty, staff, and students on diverse topics centering gender, orientation, and their intersections with other identities and experiences.

Our summer Pride Leaders Program (PLP) develops student's leadership skills that they apply to improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ people through their roles as students, as future professionals in their various careers, and as civically engaged members of our democracy. 

We also fund students who wish to attend the LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference each year. Creating Change is the foremost leadership and skills-building conference for LGBTQIA+ social justice. 

FIU Panthers can join our Social Justice Badge Program to learn ways to advocate for our community, request Programs on Demand (e.g., Gender Pronoun Use), and attain resources directly from the student organizations we advise. Additionally, our Safe Zone program provides training for an average of 250 faculty and staff annually who volunteer as LGBTQIA+ advocates.

 

Support Pride

By contributing to the Pride Center, you will ignite creativity, discovery and innovation, as well as strengthen the foundation needed for FIU to ascend to the next level of excellence.