Core Educational Programs and Training Opportunities
Pride@Dickinson: Safe Zone Program
The Pride @ Dickinson Safe
Zone Program seeks to create a safer and more inclusive campus
environment for all members of the campus community by reducing
heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Through the training program
and the display of Pride @ Dickinson stickers, the program creates a
visible and supportive network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
queer, and ally members of the campus community who have a basic
knowledge about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and are
able to provide support and referrals to members of the campus
community. To learn more about the program and upcoming trainings,
please click here.
The LGBTQ Mentorship Program
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Services provides a mentorship program that connects Dickinson LGBTQ prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff. The mission of the program is to provide support concerning issues with sexual orientation and/or gender identity as well as ways to navigate Dickinson and the world as an LGBTQ identified individual. Confidentiality is assured and mentees determine how much communication and contact they have with their mentor. All current and prospective students at Dickinson College are eligible. To learn more, please click here.
Pride Coordinator Program
Each year, the Office of LGBTQ Services hires four students to serve as Pride Coordinators for the Office and the Dickinson Community. The positions vary, but provide students interested in gender and sexuality work with professional experience and assists the Office with moving new initiatives forward at Dickinson College. If you are interested in learning more about the positions and program, click here to learn more.
Annual Lavender Reception
The Lavender Reception is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community from Dickinson College. The Lavender Reception is our chance to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Everyone is invited to join as we honor graduates from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally community. Our event is followed by a reception. This year’s event will occur on April 19th at 6:00PM. To learn more, please click here.
Pride @ Dickinson: Connect
Pride @ Dickinson: Connect is our semester newsletter offered to the community highlighting our events, our students, and our work on campus. While providing an overview of LGBTQQIA issues on campus, it also allows us to connect with prospective students, current students, and the broader alumni community. To read the current issue or review previous editions, click here.
Ongoing Collaborative ProgramsGSA Leadership Summit:
Friday, February 21st – Saturday, February 22nd
We are pleased to offer the 7th Annual GSA Leadership Summit in collaboration with the Office of Diversity Initiatives, LGBT Community Center, and Planned Parenthood of Central PA. This event is an opportunity for students, teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and community members to meet, network, and participate in workshops designed to help everyone better understand and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students in central Pennsylvania and beyond.
Friday, February 21st – High School Day
Saturday, February 22nd – College Day
Spectrum: Dickinson's Queer/Straight Student Alliance
This group is devoted to political activism, raising awareness and public education on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.
S.P.A.N.K.K is an educational and discussion oriented group for people who are into or curious about the BDSM or kink lifestyle. S.P.A.N.K.K. aims to actively dispel negative or offensive stereotypes about BDSM and provide a safe space for students. To learn more, please email SPANKK@dickinson.edu