Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Queer and Trans Leadership Series


The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CSGD) along with Student Leadership in UCAE, The Women's Center and the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is excited to launch the Queer and Trans Leadership Series. This program is designed to engage students in a developmental and reflective learning experience where students will be able to foster their leadership growth through the lens of their Queer and Trans identities in conjunction with their other social identities. Throughout the course of this program students will meet and connect with influential leaders who are engaged in important work throughout a variety of settings (activism and advocacy, nonprofit, education, state government, etc.) 

These dialogues will enable students to explore their personal character and values, their communities, and be better prepared themselves to create meaningful and positive change as we work to create a more inclusive and socially just world. 

Students who fully participate in the program (attending at least 3 of the 6 sessions) will be recognized at In the Spotlight and Lavender Graduation in April. 

In the fall semester the Queer & Trans Leadership Series will take place in the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity on the 3rd floor of the Bryan Center. All participants will be provided with a meal. The series will take place at the following dates and times: 

  • Monday, September 23rd - 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday, October 24th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 19th - 6:00pm-7:30pm


The Queer and Trans Leadership Series is made possible through the generous support of the Erik K. Ludwig Fund. The Fund was established in 2018 to support the work of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity through the QLTS and other programs that inspire others to be involved in their communities and make a difference.