The First two weeks leading up to Valentines Day are rich with programming from the Counseling Center and Middle Earth which feature an Annual Sexuality Week full of diverse program spanning identity, sexual health, consent, music and more! Check out previous years workshops online and keep an eye out for the Sexuality Week Brochure for all the amazing events happening this year.
Previous Speakers have been: Laverne Cox, Master R & Miss Couple, Frank Warren (Post-Secret), Maria Falzone, Keith Boykin, Talk Sex with Sue Johansen, Faitheist Author Chris Stedman and many more!
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler are used across campuses around the world as an engaging performance around female identity, consent, sexuality and our bodies. Annually this event is put on by students and tickets are sold to raise money for local shelters supporting Cis and Trans women in our community.
LGBT Luncheon: State of Higher Education For LGBT People at UAlbany
This event is hosted by the Student Association Gender & Sexuality Concerns Director and brings national speakers to our campus to engage with faculty, staff and students around matters that impact LGBTQ Faculty, Staff and Students on College campuses. Previous Speakers: Kit Yan, Shane Windmeyer, Dr. Sue Rankin.
Annually the GSRC works through social media and on campus engagement to draw attention to the issues of bullying.
DKDC: 2nd Chance Prom
DKDC is hosted by the Student Association and collaborating LGBTQ Clubs to offer an all gender, all partner dance at the end of the year. This is one of our largest events and feature snacks, local DJ's and national performers. Previous performers: La'Mia Revlon, DJ Jemini, Miss. Peppermint and All the Kings Men.
Annually the GSRC, student groups and other departments support students interested in attending National and Regional Conferences. UAlbany is home to the Northeast LGBT College Conference started in 1995 and annually sends as many as 40 students to attend this conference now that it travels across the northeast to other campuses. For more info join our list serve and keep in touch through our social media to hear about interest meetings. If you have a conference you are interested in attending feel free to contact the GSRC for ideas about helping with your travel and registration costs.
Lavender graduation is an annual ceremony in addition to other commencements being held across departments that celebrates LGBTQ and Allied students leaving our university having completed their Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. This is a tremendous capstone to the student experience on our campus. Graduates that participate in our formal ceremony are receiving their degree in the Spring, Summer or December of the same year and are encouraged to invite friends, allies and family to attend. During the ceremony graduates receive a rainbow tassel, hear from LGBTQ and Allied Alumni, fellow graduates and are received by LGBTQ Faculty members and Allies in a ceremony you are sure to remember!
LGBTQ Alumni who graduated before this ceremony began back in 2009 are welcome to attend any year they choose and be recognized. Simply contact us to get your name in the program.