About Us

Our LGBTQA Initiatives is part of the department of Multicultural Programs and Services.  We offer services that S.A.V.E. our students! There are four areas of concentration that guide our LGBTQA initiatives, spelling out S.A.V.E: Student Support, Awareness, Visibility and Education. Both the personal and academic well-being of the FIU LGBTQA students are at the heart of all that we do. 

Student Support

  • One-on-One counseling
  • Scholarships
  • LGBTQA Mentors Program
  • Students group advising

Awareness

  • Community outreach
  • Inclusive policies advocacy
  • Awareness programs & workshops
  • Safe Zone Program
  • Transgender & Intersectional education

Visibility

  • Offer signature events both on & off campus
  • FIU Contigency Miami Gay Pride Parade
  • FIU Pronoun Campaign
  • FIU Pride Month
  • Work with various community partners

Education

  • Student Leadership Conference
  • City-Wide Lavender Graduation
  • Academic Programs and Services
  • Queer Studies Certificate Program

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News

April 2017 in photos: Yoga, Spring Game and Uproar

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Free screening of ‘Moonlight’

Academy Award-winning film Moonlight explores a Miami most never see. On Tuesday, April 4, the film will come to FIU. […]

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 […]

Contact

MMC - GC 216
305-348-2436

BBC - WUC 253
305-919-5817

lgbt@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm