Gender & Sexuality Initiatives

The Cultural Center creates programming and provides support for LGBT+ students on campus to feel safe exploring their identity and establishing a sense of community. The Cultural Center hosts regular events for students to socialize and meet other LGBT+ students as well maintaining a common space known as the Pride Lounge for students to study and relax in an affirming environment. Check out our work below and through our Instagram page, @du_culturalcenter

“We have to do it because we can no longer stay invisible. We should not be ashamed of who we are. We have to show the world that we are numerous. There are many of us out there.” Sylvia Rivera
Rainbow Rendezvous

Reoccuring Events

We believe that community is built in the small actions over time. TCC offers weekly programming for the LGBT+ community across campus to join and connect. 

  • Rainbow Rendezvous – Tuesday Evenings

    Stop by our bi-weekly casual gathering for LGBTQ+ identified students! Connect with others, including campus resources and LGBTQ+ community members. Food/meal vouchers provided. 4:30 – 6:00pm in Community Commons 2600. 


  • Trans Lunch – Fridays at Noon

    Join us on Fridays from 12:00pm-1:30pm in the Pride Lounge! All transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and questioning DU community members are welcome! Meal vouchers for the DU Dining Hall are available 


Annual Events

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is an LGBT+ awareness day in early Fall that supports those who are “coming out of the closet.” The Cultural Center hosts festivities and gathers other departmental groups across campus to share what LGBT support DU provides.

Pride Prom

Pride Prom is one of the largest LGBT social events at DU. Many of our LGBT oriented events emulate social experiences that LGBT people may have missed out on in their youth because of gender and sexuality-based discrimination. Pride Prom is celebrated in the Spring. 

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is The Cultural Center’s special commencement for LGBT+ graduates. 

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Queer Student Alliance (QSA)

The Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is a student-run undergraduate Registered Student Organization (RSO) and is a member of the USG Diversity Committee’s Joint Council (link to Affinity Groups tab on our website). QSA hosts events throughout the year to establish community and empower LGBT+ student voices.

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Non-Student Resources

Not an undergraduate student? Other LGBT+ school-based groups exist across campus for graduate students. The Joseph Korbel School of International Studies and Graduate School of Social Work are a couple examples.  


Are you a staff or faculty member? Check out this list of Affinity Groups for Faculty and Staff on the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion’s website:  

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Trans Student Resources

Trans+ Student Guide  

Check out our compilation of resources for Trans/Non-Binary students

Our Student Guide


How to request a name change in DU information systems: 

Name change information can be found on on the Office of the Registrar's site

  • To change your name to a “chosen/professional” name, fill out the Name Change Request Form and submit a physical copy to the registrar’s office.  

You can change your name to a “preferred” name on DU information systems by navigating to “My Person Profile” under “Student Information” in the “Student” tab on


The Pride Lounge

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Our casual social space located on the 3rd floor of the Community Commons the Lounge is open during building hours (~8am -10pm) Monday through Friday and serves students of all genders and sexualites on the DU campus.

Students can take advantage of study space, big screen TV/monitor, video and board games, craft supplies, and comfy sofas and bean bags to hang out and meet other LGBTQ+ students and allies

Gender & Sexuality Campus Frequently Asked Questions

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