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About Us

Our Mission

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Asexual (LGBTQA+) Center at Pace University exists to create campus environments that are inclusive and supportive of student, staff, and faculty diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. As a part of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we provide direct service to the LGBTQ+ and ally community on Pace's NYC campus and encourage identity expression and exploration on all levels. The Center also promotes education, advocacy, and a commitment to social justice through training, programming, and leadership opportunities.

To learn more about us, check out our 2019-2020 Annual Report Here! (PDF)

Functions of the Center

  • Serve as a clear and visible sign of university-sanctioned support for the LGBTQA community.
  • Create a welcoming environment for all people interested in developing their understanding of LGBTQA issues.
  • Advocacy, activism, and community building with a focus on diversity, multicultural issues, and social justice
  • Education and outreach on the isolating impact of gender and sexuality norming.
  • Help students, staff, and faculty to build conscientious communities of care, inclusion, support, and trust.
  • Recognize and explore the differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, health, language, national origin, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and citizenship among the LGBTQA student, staff, and faculty population.
  • Celebrate how differences in the LGBTQA student staff and faculty population can enrich campus and local communities.
  • Provide direct service to LGBTQA students, staff, faculty, and their allies in the forms of advisement, advocacy, career networking, referral services, education and training, event sponsorship and co-sponsorship, leadership development, and peer mentorship programs.