Who We Are

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 trainings, and educational/programmatic initiatives.

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

Our History

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. 

Read our history.

In the News

Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest - October, 2016

One Year Anniversary - May, 2016

8th Annual Harvey Milk Dinner - October, 2017

Lavender Graduation - April, 2018

IUPUI Walks in Pride - May, 2018