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LGBTQ+ Programs and Services

In November of 2021, what was formerly known as the Pride Center at SVSU became rebranded as LGBTQ+ Programs and Services. LGBTQ+ Programs and Services at SVSU is housed within the Multicultural Student Center in SC111. LGBTQ+ Programs and Services, is routinely operated by a Master of Social Work student at SVSU each year. For the 2021-22 academic year, LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is operated by Abbey Sura. Sura also serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

LGBTQ+ Programs and Services historically hosts a support group for LGBTQ+ students and allies to gather in a safe space, known as OUT Group. OUT group is for students at any stage of the coming out process to engage in making friendships and campus connections while also learning more about LGBTQ+ identities. 

During the Fall 2021 semester, the first Pride month on campus, recognized as OUTtober, was curated by LGBTQ+ Program and Services. OUTtober served to allow LGBTQ+ SVSU students and staff to celebrate Pride on campus during the primary academic year. Six programs were created as part of the first OUTtober calendar of events in collaboration with 4 Registered Student Organizations on campus resulting in over 300 students served throughout the month.

LGBTQ+ Programs and Services offers the Safe Zone workshop for students, staff, and faculty to request at any time. The workshop educates participants on LGBTQ+ terminology, pronoun etiquette, cis- privilege, and challenges biases to create awareness and spread acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. The Safe Zone workshop typically takes 2-3 hours but can adapted to fit any size group or address specific concerns or questions an individual, organization, or office may have. 

CONTACT US.


Multicultural Student Affairs
Student Center 111
msa@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7090

Diversity Programs
Wickes Hall 260
diversity@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4068

LGBTQ+ Programs & Services
Student Center 111
aesura@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4776