LGBT Programs

This is an empowering annual forum showcasing some the most influential LGBTQ+ and Ally change-makers of our time and creating an opportunity or you to engage in a variety of topics related to the LGBT+ community. Click here for more information about the Fall 2020 LGBTQ Symposium. 
Role models are so important, but we believe that the most powerful thing we can offer you as an LGBTQ+ or Ally student is a “possibility” model. Our mentorship program does just that, it connects students with LGBTQ+ and Ally faculty, staff, alumni, and community so that you see amazing LGBTQ+ people creating beautiful and successful lives and futures. Click here for more information about the LGBT Mentorship Program.
Stories connect us and allow us to share our basic humanity with one another. As LGBTQ+ people, we have powerful stories to share that not only tell our experiences, but they open hearts and minds. This annual storytelling event amplifies the voices of LGBTQ+ and Allies experiences in ways that are intimate, passionate, inspiring, and transformative.

Did you know that the word “Ally” is a verb? Being an ally to LGBTQ+ community is not just a title you acquire; it is actions you can take to create a better campus climate for LGBTQ+ people. Ally training gives everyone a better understanding of how to be a better Ally to the entire LGBTQ+ community. We also offer LGBT 101 training for those who are wanting a more introductory understanding of the LGBTQ+ community.

Click here for more information about upcoming trainings and how to register. 

We provide a variety of educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff across campus. Our presentations, workshops and/or trainings can be adapted to fit your group size and learning objectives. You will find many foundational LGBTQ+ presentations that we offer. We can also work with you to tailor a workshop/training to the needs of your classroom, department or organization. Click here for more information or to request a workshop/training. 
Our Lavender Leader Program provides students with outstanding leadership and educational opportunities. Lavender Leaders in the WLGBTC are undergraduate volunteers who develop and lead small and large-scale educational programs, trainings, and workshops, and act as a speaker's bureau for the campus on gender and sexuality. They also serve as ambassadors to the campus for other students who are interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ life at SMU. Click here to connect with a Lavender Leader.