Our Purpose

  • To foster awareness to the challenges confronting gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer, and heterosexual individuals on the campus and in the surrounding community.
  • To organize a community for the purpose of supporting, encouraging, and working toward the general welfare, affirmation, and acceptance of all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, and gender expression.
  • To provide university wide education on issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, both on a campus wide and nationwide bases.
  • To reach out to the University’s student and staff population on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students so they can provide adequate support on emotional, physical, mental, healthcare, and educational levels.
  • To provide a safe environment for people who are exploring different identities or are questioning their identities to talk with people of similar experiences so they can get advice or resources and to help educate people who wish to learn about different identities that are part of the community.
  • To provide education for people who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community about various aspects of the community including safety in healthcare (transitioning, safe sex, and what healthcare they are entitled to), current politics, how to get support (emotional, mental, etc.), legal processes (legal name changes, adoption, marriage), and healthy relationships.
  • To put together educational events, community outreach, and social events where students can learn about different aspects of the community, work with the surrounding community and give support to queer students in the high school, and meet new people on campus who are allies or part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
  • To work with other clubs or organizations to address intersectional issues that may affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community on campus or in the surrounding community so that we can collaborate in bringing awareness and helping to fix those issues to foster a safer and more accepting environment for everyone.
  • UPB Pride Inclusivity Network will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, age, national origin, disability, religion, ethnicity, veteran status, or political affiliation.