Visit us on Panther Connect for details and to RSVP for our Signature Events.

Signature Events

  • Welcome Receptions

    The Pride Welcome Receptions are hosted by our office every start of the semester. The Receptions are designed to welcome back students to the new semester and provide them with resources and information about the LGBTQIA+ community at FIU and in the greater South Florida area. Traditionally, campus and community organizations are invited to provide their resources to the participants and engage in networking to provide opportunities on how to get more involved. Lots of giveaways and food are provided at every reception. It's a great way to stay connected and get more involved with the LGBTQIA+ community!

  • National Coming Out Day

    National Coming Out Day, which is nationally observed on October 11, is a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. When people know someone who is LGBTQIA+, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories or gathering together on this day as a community can be powerful to each other, including those who choose not to come out for various reasons.

    FIU participates in Coming Out Day by partnering with campus and community organizations to create a space of education and celebration. Resources are made available to educate the FIU community and fun activities, a coming out door and photo booth, and other surprises make up the day each year.

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience

    An international event held since 1999, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience memorializes trans folks who have been murdered in the last year because of their gender identity and/or gender expression. This day is meant to show reverence for the population while providing resources, education, and awareness.

    We often will have a combination of resources available to students, activities for students to express their support for trans and nonbinary communities, student and community guest speakers who share their personal experiences and discuss discrimination in their communities, and a candlelight vigil.

  • World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day is a worldwide event that takes place on December 1 of every year. FIU celebrates this day annually on or around December 1 through by bringing awareness and education to the campus community about HIV/AIDS. All-day programming includes raising awareness through community groups, free HIV testing, film screenings, speakers, and, in the evening, a block party featuring games, music, and other surprises.

  •   Miami Beach Pride Parade

    The Mission of Pride is to bring together LGBTQIA+ panthers and their friends and allies in the celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community at the Miami Beach Pride Parade. FIU has the largest contingency on an annual basis, and our overall involvement exemplifies FIU's continued support of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each year, we host our Alumni & Friends Breakfast at the FIU Wolfsonian Museum, followed by the parade in the afternoon.

  • Lavender Graduation

    We hold two Lavender Graduation ceremonies each year: (1) Winter Lavender Graduation; and (2) The City-Wide Lavender Graduation and Leadership Recognition Ceremony (held in Spring). These celebrations include a wonderful evening of celebration, food, and fun as we bring our LGBTQIA+ community together to honor those who will be graduating as well as the recipients of our awards. At the ceremonies, we recognize LGBTQIA+ students who are graduating as well as those with academic achievements and leadership contributions. All graduates receive a Lavender Medallion for their own graduation ceremony. 

    If you are a graduating senior, please fill out this form so you can be recognized at the event.

  • Event Collaborations

    The Pride Center collaborates with multiple departments and organizations on campus on a diverse array of gender and sexuality-related events and programs throughout the year.

    FIU departments or campus organizations who wish to receive our support for their own events can request to collaborate with us or invite us to participate in a program.

Propose Your Own Event

The Pride Center encourages and supports students taking leadership in implementing their own ideas for new or reoccurring events and programs.

Individual students should aim to reach out to our office by the end of October in the Fall semester or the end of February in the Spring semester before their planned event for the following semester. Through that communication, we will work with students to determine the extent to which they want the Pride Center involved in the planning, funding, and implementation of student-led events. 

Individual students who wish to receive our support for their own events can submit a request form, just as departments and organizations do, at the link below.



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