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Get Involved

FIU has programs, organizations and committees for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff and their allies. Getting involved means opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, making friends, enhancing your resume, and educating the campus community and others about LGBTQIA+ issues.

Volunteer

The Pride Center hosts several events for students, faculty, and staff to help plan and implement as volunteers and as part of planning committees throughout the year. These are for events such as Transgender Day of Remembrance, World AIDS Day, and the Pride Parade.

Interested individuals should email pridecenter@fiu.edu.

Programs and organizations

LGBTQA Mentorship Program

The Pride Mentorship Program provides support, safety, and guidance to our LGBTQIA+ students as they discover who they are. The Program provides an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students to be matched to and meet confidentially with an LGBTQIA+ faculty or staff member to work toward a goal throughout the year. The Pride Mentorship program also provides spaces for student peers to meet and network with each other.

If you have any questions about the mentorship program please email pridecenter@fiu.edu.

Student Organizations

The Pride Center currently advises the following LGBTQIA+ student organizations at FIU on the BBC and MMC campuses.

  • Pride Student Union

    The Pride Student Union (PSU) is a student-led University-wide programming bureau supported by the Pride Center that is dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and social programming to the University community.

    Please email psu@fiu.edu for more information.

  • OUT & About

    OUT & About on the MMC campus is dedicated to creating a safe and friendly environment for all LGBTQIA+ students and allies. OUT & About fosters diversity through inclusive events and activities that create a social support network for all those in the community including movie nights, potlucks, DIY-crafting, field trips, and more!

    Get involved by joining them on PantherConnect or exploring their events.

  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

    "Unity Without Uniformity and Diversity Without Fragmentation"

    On the BBC campus, GSA provides a safe, strong, and supportive student led organization for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. They aim to foster diversity, promote social unity, and offer unique opportunities for social growth through social programming and providing resources regarding LGBTQIA+ issues and culture.

    You can get involved by joining them on PantherConnect or exploring their events.

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups provide space for people who seek to find community around specific identities or intersections of identity. Please email pridecenter@fiu.edu for the link to join any of our affinity groups over Zoom.

  • BLAQOUT

    A discussion group centered around the experiences of queer, Black & Caribbean people. Be yourself authentically and share your truths unapologetically.

    Weekly Meeting: Every Tuesday
    Meeting Time: 4 - 5 PM (EST)

  • Disabled & Queer

    A discussion group dedicated to exploring the meaning behind being simultaneously disabled and queer. Open to those with all kinds of disabilities.

    Weekly Meeting: Every Wednesday
    Meeting Time: 3 - 4 PM (EST)

  • Trans Things

    A discussion group dedicated to providing space to discuss experiences about living on the trans spectrum.

    Weekly Meeting: Every Tuesday
    Meeting Time: 3 - 4 PM (EST)

Signature Events

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.

We also encourage and support students taking leadership in implementing their own ideas for new or reoccurring events and programs.

Individual students should aim to reach out to our office by the end of October in the Fall semester or the end of February in the Spring semester before their planned event for the following semester. Through that communication, we will work with students to determine the extent to which the Pride Center will be involved in the planning and funding of student-led events.

For more information on Signature Events, please connect with us on Panther Connect.