The LGBTQ+ Student Center (LGBTQ+SC; founded as the LGBT Resource Center in 2005) is a cultural center within the Student Equity & Inclusion Programs (SEIP) that provides support, education, advocacy, and connection to community for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California. The LGBTQ+SC welcomes students from across the gender and sexual identity spectra. The LGBTQ+SC is dedicated to providing support and programming for all the intersectionality of identities within the university’s diverse community.
The Lavender Lounge is a space within the LGBTQ+ Student Center, where students can study, grab snacks, or just hang out with other queer peers–although non-LGBT students are welcome in the space as well! Amenities include a television, two desktop computers, free snacks, coffee and tea, and free printing. With a set of community standards, resources, and trained staff, the LGBTRC aims to provide a welcoming and affirming environment to build community, foster support, and feel a sense of belonging at USC for LGBTQ+ students.
The Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Lounge is a program of LGBTQ+SC that provides a closed space for QTPOC students to come hangout and build community with other QTPOC students. Engage in weekly discussions, study sessions, movie screenings, game nights, and more.
Lavender Celebration (commonly known as Lav Grad) is a free LGBTQ+ & ally annual graduation ceremony for LGBT & ally undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Lav Grad honors students and commemorates their contributions to the University community while also celebrating their unique identities.
To learn more about Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer + Student Center programs above, click below!
Visit the LGBTQ+ Student Center homepage for more educational resources!