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LGBTQ+ Pride Center


Commitments to Community

We are dedicated to creating a space where we center and uplift the experiences of our most vulnerable populations, transwomxn of color, in ways that focus on provocative inquiry and affirmation. To that end, our Community Agreements are commitments that all engaging within this space will be uphold.

  1. Listen to understand not to respond

  2. Ask from curiosity rather than judgement

  3. Challenge yourself

  4. Utilize gender inclusive language

  5. Practice grace and humility

  6. Call in rather than out

  7. What's said here stays here, what's learned here leaves here

  8. This is a journey not a destination


LGBTQ+ Pride Center welcomes voluntqueers from all academic standing and fields of study. Voluntqueers fill a variety of roles in the center, including working regular weekly shifts that are tailored to the volunqueers schedule and commitment, assisting on an as-needed basis with special projects and events. LGBTQ+ Initiatives, which oversees the Pride Center, has multiple opportunities to get involved. If you’re interested in supporting a specific program, develop your own program or simply want to create resources, this is the place to be! Additionally, you gain valuable skills that you can utilize in your future careers. Learning that takes place as a volunteer includes but is not limited to:

  • Effective communication
  • Research
  • Time management
  • Event planning
  • Problem solving
  • Program assessment
  • Backwards calendaring

Some recurring events that have these volunqueer opportunities include planning committees for:

  • Lavender Graduation (sign-up here)
  • Fabulosity Drag Show (sign-up here)
  • UCM San Francisco Pride Parade Contingent (sign-up here)


Kolligian Library 159

5200 N, Lake Road

Merced, CA 95340