Programs & Special Events

Highly collaborative and working across the campus with students, faculty, and staff on experiences surrounding women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQ students and allies, the Office of Gender & Sexuality is always looking for new partners. Want to work together? Contact us!

Safe Zone

When: year-round

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ identities and experiences, creating a “safe zone” for members of the LGBTQ community. Safe Zone workshops are offered throughout the semester. During these workshops, participants learn language that relates to the LGBTQ community, identify some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals on campus, and develop skills to become an ally to LGBTQ people.

Coming Out Week

When: October

In collaboration with Outlook (Denison’s Queer-Straight Alliance), the Office of Gender & Sexuality co-sponsors a week of events across campus to celebrate National Coming Out Day (October 11).

Trans Visibility Days

When: November/March

In collaboration with Outlook (Denison’s Queer-Straight Alliance), the Office of Gender & Sexuality co-sponsors events in honor our trans community: Trans Day of Remembrance (November 20) and Trans Day of Visibility (March 31).

The EmpowHERment experience

When: March

The Office of Gender & Sexuality, in collaboration with Denison’s Community Leadership & Involvement Center, are one of many campus partners that have created the EmpowHERment experience, Denison’s annual women’s leadership development conference.

Lavender Graduation

When: April/May

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration that honors LGBTQ+ students and acknowledges their accomplishments and contributions. At Denison, Lavender Graduation provides an important link between graduating seniors and Denison Pride, our LGBTQ+ alumni network.

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