The LGBTQ+ Center has given me so many opportunities to learn and grow, as part of the community and as a student. I feel more prepared for the world ahead because of it.
The LGBTQ+ Center has been instrumental in my personal growth and my identity development. I can say with full certainty that they helped shape who I am today.
It’s through the LGBTQ+ center that I have had as many opportunities as I have had. I’m not really sure who I would be without them!
It’s my family away from my uncomfortable home.
I feel safe and loved at the LGBTQ+ Center. Because of this, I am able to push my boundaries and grow.
I love all the resources available at the Center. There’s so much to learn and do.
Mission & Vision
The LGBTQ+ Center supports a commitment to leadership development, academic inquiry, and local, national, and global engagement with particular respect to sexual, romantic, and gender identities. The LGBTQ+ Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all identities and provides support, resources, and advocacy to IUPUI students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community. The Center facilitates LGBTQ+ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance, and awareness through collaborative relationships, LGBTQ+ allyship
We envision a community where LGBTQ+ individuals are valued, thriving, and fully integrated as equitable citizens of the IUPUI community. In understanding that excellence is dependent upon diversity, equity, and inclusion, we envision a campus where every individual acknowledges a deep and meaningful commitment to these three tenets in all its forms.
In pursuit of our vision, we:
- Connect, create, and foster inclusive communities and networks
- Provide support and resources
- Empower and support campus leaders
- Promote and cultivate academic excellence
- Advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion
The LGBTQ+ Center at IUPUI was born out of multiple years of strategic planning by administration, faculty, staff and students. It is our pleasure to release an official history of the planning and creation of the IUPUI LGBTQ+ Center. Written from the perspective of three people who were involved in the process from the beginning, we hope this history (ours and yours) brings clarity and provides a more cohesive understanding of our journey.