Signature events

  • That's So Queer

    These live discussions are held regularly over the Pride Center's Instagram account (@fiupridecenter). Various topics are covered that highlighting specific populations within our community (e.g., nonbinary people), currently relevant topics (e.g., queering the census), and fun topics (e.g., music) led by staff members, students, and with featured guests from FIU, Miami, and wider U.S. communities.

  • Welcome Receptions

    Led by the Pride Student Union, Welcome Receptions are designed to welcome back students to the new semester and provide them with resources and information about the LGBTQIA+ community at FIU and in the greater South Florida area. It's a great way to stay connected and get more involved with the LGBTQIA+ community!

  • National Coming Out Day

    Led by the Pride Student Union, National Coming Out Day, nationally observed on October 11, is a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. 

    FIU participates in Coming Out Day by partnering with campus and community organizations to create a space of education and celebration. Resources are made available to educate the FIU community and fun activities, a coming out door and photo booth, and other surprises make up the day each year.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience

    The Pride Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience which memorializes trans folks who have been murdered in the last year because of their gender identity and/or gender expression. This day is meant to show reverence for the population while providing resources, education, and awareness.

    We often will have a combination of resources available to students, activities for students to express their support for trans and non-binary communities, student and community guest speakers who share their personal experiences and discuss discrimination in their communities, and a candlelight vigil.

  • Miami Beach Pride Parade

    We celebrate the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community at the Miami Beach Pride Parade every April. FIU has the largest contingency on an annual basis, and our overall involvement exemplifies FIU's continued support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each year, we host our Alumni & Friends Breakfast at the FIU Wolfsonian Museum, followed by the parade in the afternoon. We also have a booth at Lummus Park all day on Saturday the day before the parade.

  • Lavender Graduation and Leadership Recognition Ceremonies

    We hold two Lavender Graduation ceremonies each year: (1) Winter Lavender Graduation; and (2) Spring Lavender Graduation. During the Lavender Graduation we bring our LGBTQIA+ community together to honor those who will be graduating as well as the recipients of our annual leadership awards. At the ceremonies, we recognize LGBTQIA+ students who are graduating as well as those with academic achievements and leadership contributions.

    In the Spring, the ceremony is open to all LGBTQIA+ graduating seniors, including those graduating in Spring and Summer. All graduates receive a Lavender Medallion for their own graduation ceremony.

    If you are a graduating senior, please fill out this form so you can be recognized at the event.

  • Pulse Vigil

    Every June, we honor and bring awareness to the 49 lives lost in the attack on Orlando Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2015. The day marks a time to grieve members of our own FIU community who were lost and/or affected by this tragedy. The event also focuses on healing and spreading love and acceptance to all people regardless of their gender or orientation.

Event collaborations

The Pride Center collaborates with multiple departments and organizations on campus on a diverse array of gender and sexuality-related events and programs throughout the year.

FIU departments or campus organizations who wish to receive our support for their own events can request to collaborate with us or invite us to participate in a program.

Propose your own event

The Pride Center encourages and supports students taking leadership in implementing their own ideas for new or reoccurring events and programs.

Our office will work with students to determine the extent to which they want the Pride Center involved in the planning, funding, and implementation of student-led events.

Individual students who wish to receive our support for their own events can submit a request form, just as departments and organizations do, at the link below.