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.
The Mission of the 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!
Cathy Pareto ’95, MBA ’06 and Karla Arguello ’03, MBA ’07 made headlines in January when they became the first […]
On Thursday, Apr. 2, the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards recognized three student organizations and 21 student leaders who serve […]
The parents of Alejandra Ares, freshman political science major, and her sister Adriana Ares Trespalacios, assistant director of the Graham Center, [̷ [...]
FIU is currently installing a gender-neutral bathroom in Graham Center and another will be added in Recreation Services’ Rec Center […]
Monday, Jan. 5, marked a historic day for lesbian and gay couples in South Florida. Miami-Dade County became the first place in […]
On Thursday, Oct. 23, FIU Civility Initiative and Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will be hosting its [...]
On Friday, Oct. 10, LGBTQA Initiatives, part of Student Affairs’ Multicultural Programs and Services department, will celebrate National [...]
On a Thursday evening in late May, more than 100 people gathered to witness the opening of the 2nd annual […]
Retired FIU employee Patrick J. Russell recently made a $1 million planned gift to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer [...]
Patrick J. Russell, a long-time member of the FIU family, has made a $1 million planned gift to support initiatives […]