LGBTQA

The Mission of the MPAS LGBTQA initiatives at Florida International University is to meet the needs of the LGBTQA Student population, by developing and implementing educational, social, and resource programs and services. These initiatives are aimed at reducing homophobia and heterosexism on both campuses through education, advocacy, awareness and assisting our LGBTQ students in reaching their full potential!

FIU celebrates its heritage as a diverse university in a diverse community and is committed to the full participation of all of the campus community in campus life. FIU has lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning students, faculty, and staff, and a strong base of allies (LGBTQA). Through campus organizations and offices, and informational networks, FIU provides a range of educational and social programs, lectures, academic courses, and leadership development opportunities for students and others. From student groups that meet weekly, to a LGBTQA Mentors Program, National Coming Out Day and Pride Month planning, student advocacy groups, a certificate program in Queer Studies, a lively Facebook page, and informal socials, there's something for everyone seeking to get involved in the LGBTQA community at FIU.

Events

January
11
Welcome Reception MMC

The Welcome Reception opens the door to all members of the FIU community to learn [...]

January
12
Welcome Reception BBC

The Welcome Reception opens the door to all members of the FIU community to learn [...]

January
25
3D Series MMC

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & Deliberate) is a workshop series [...]

January
26
3D Series BBC Family Matters

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & Deliberate) [...]

February
2
StirFry Diversity Day

Innovative Tools for Diversity Training Presenter documentary film maker: Lee Mun [...]

February
15
3D Series MMC

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & Deliberate) is a workshop series [...]

February
16
3D Series BBC Aint Nothing Wrong With Me!

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & [...]

March
22
3D Series MMC

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & Deliberate) is a workshop series [...]

March
23
3D Series BBC Spirituality & Religion

This 3D Series will focus on spirituality and religion as they relate [...]

March
30
Drag Ball MMC

Come out and enjoy this fun and exciting event filled with unforgettable performances. Click [...]

April
5
3D Series MMC

The LGBTQA Initiative’s 3D Series (Dine, Discuss & Deliberate) is a workshop series [...]

April
6
3D Series Racial Justice: LGBTQA of Color

Join us for this 3D Series as we discuss racial justice within [...]


Social


News

LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students

When Jaylon Hadley ’16 transferred to FIU, he had one goal in mind: graduate as soon as possible. Having taken […]

FIU stands with Orlando

  Orlando’s heartbreak is FIU’s heartbreak. That was the message Monday afternoon as students, employees and others came together to […]

April 2016 in photos

We have reached the end of April, which means that the Spring 2016 semester is almost over and summer is right […]

At last: The right to marry

Cathy Pareto ’95, MBA ’06 and Karla Arguello ’03, MBA ’07 made headlines in January when they became the first […]

Outstanding Student Life Award winners announced

On Thursday, Apr. 2, the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards recognized three student organizations and 21 student leaders who serve […]

Walk, events shine light on suicide prevention

The parents of Alejandra Ares, freshman political science major, and her sister Adriana Ares Trespalacios, assistant director of the Graham Center, [&#823 [...]

More gender-neutral bathrooms planned for FIU

FIU is currently installing a gender-neutral bathroom in Graham Center and another will be added in Recreation Services’ Rec Center […]

Top 10 ways FIU supports LGBTQA students

Monday, Jan. 5, marked a historic day for lesbian and gay couples in South Florida. Miami-Dade County became the first place in […]

“Enough is Enough” to promote positive solutions to end bullying, violence and sexual assault

On Thursday, Oct. 23, FIU Civility Initiative and Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will be hosting its [...]

Marriage equality plaintiffs to speak at National Coming Out Day

On Friday, Oct. 10, LGBTQA Initiatives, part of Student Affairs’ Multicultural Programs and Services department, will celebrate National [...]

LGBTQA Times

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Contact

MMC - GC 216
305-348-2436

BBC - WUC 253
305-919-5817

lgbt@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm