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Pride Center Services and Events 


Umbrella: Gender Nonconforming Dialogues

An inclusive space for trans, GNC, gender queer, and gender questioning students to discuss issues pertinent to TGNC communities, and share their experiences. Be on the lookout for Umbrella Presentation Parties on our calendar, a unique opportunity to share tricks of the trade in gender expression like hair, hemming, queer life hacks, makeup and more.


Queer Dialogues (QDOGS)

A safe and inclusive environment for queer-identified students to discuss experiences and issues within the LGBTQIAP+ communities. Attendees engage with topics on identities, coming out, navigating campus & community life, and more. Dialogue topics change quarterly and are facilitated by PRISM Peer Counselors and Pride Center Student Assistants.


Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Dialogues

A space for Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) to come together over food and conversation. Part social space - part facilitated dialogue, participants explore topics of identity, how QTPOC students build community and find connections on campus, and other themes important to the group. This dialogue space is facilitated by QTPOC graduate or undergraduate student facilitators.


Queer Women Wednesday

A fun and welcoming community where self-identified lesbian, bi, pan, ace, trans, and queer women come together and discuss the important, fun and spontaneous topics that are a part of their experience, as well as support each other in navigating Cal Poly as queer women. QWW empowers queer women to take stronger and more active roles within queer communities and the Pride Center. It also features a quarterly outing off campus for participants.



PRISM is a peer mentoring resource for Cal Poly students who identify as LGBTQIAP+, who are questioning, or who may have LGBTQIAP+ friends, roommates, or family members and/or want to be an ally to these communities. PRISM socials offer students the opportunity to meet the PRISM Peer Counseling Team in a welcoming and comfortable setting.


Cross Cultural Centers Social

A quarterly social providing opportunities for students to meet new people, get connected to campus and area resources, and learn more about the upcoming services and events of the Cross Cultural Centers.

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