Signature Programs

The LGBTQ Center enhances the campus community for LGBTQ students and their allies through intentional advocacy, providing a safe space, intersectional programming, and access to culturally relevant resources.

Activist in Residence

The UC LGBTQ Center is the lead organizer of the Activist-in-Residence (AIR) series at the University of Cincinnati. The series seeks to feature transnational interdisciplinary activists and cultural organizers to educate and engage the UC community in methods of activism.

Alternative Spring Break

The UC LGBTQ Center promotes intersectional social justice leadership opportunities for students to explore social justices issues across various contexts. Annually, the UC LGBTQ Center hosts an Alternative Spring Break for students to engage in service, education, and advocacy around social issues impacting different communities. Past trips include Detroit, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. 

Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Academic Honor Society

The Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Academic Honor Society is an LGBTQ academic and service honorary recognizing the achievement of students, across all academic disciplines, who identify as LGBTQIA+ (yes, that includes allies). To be eligible for membership, students must have a GPA of at least 3.25, and be an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at UC. 

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. For more information, please contact the LGBTQ Center.

LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. At the University of Cincinnati, this month is observed during the month of October. Please stay tuned to our social media pages: @UC_LGBTQCenter for more information.