There's lots of ways to get involved with and support LGBQA TGNCs at IWU.
IWU Pride Alliance is a hub of LGBQA TGNC life at IWU. Filled with diversity, the Pride community is friendly, welcomes everyone, and no assumptions are made. As a registered student organization, Pride holds weekly meetings that include social and educational elements. Campus-wide awareness events such as Coming Out Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Drag Ball are held annually. Pride also hosts national speakers, such as Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes, a recent lecturer at IWU.
Safe Zone is a program designed to educate campus community members about LGBQA TGNC experiences and history through a series of workshops grounded in the relationships between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Those who complete the certification are prepared to support friends and others across campus who identify outside of heteronormative social conventions.
The Pride Alumni Community (PAC) welcomes all members of the Illinois Wesleyan University community to join us: alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the University. The PAC shares the University’s overall educational, admission, career, and fundraising objectives, especially as they relate to and affect LGBQA TGNC students, faculty, and staff, and seek to become an integral part of the University community. The LGBQA TGNC Homecoming Brunch has become the Pride Alumni Community's signature annual event, bringing members of the community together to celebrate Homecoming, visit with old friends, make new friends, meet the students of the IWU Pride Alliance, announce the recipient of the PAC Scholarship and be joined by a distinguished alumni speaker.