The LGBT Resource Center at Cornell provides a variety of signature programs to the campus community.
The First Year Queer Peer is an immersion program for LGBT & Ally first year and transfer students. The group is meant to assist students in their transition from high school to college and provide support through social, academic and excursion events. The members of the group coordinate their events each year based on group interest. If you will be joining us on campus, join us in building a stronger sense of community for LGBT and Ally first year students. Learn more.
The LGBTQ Mentorship Program connects Cornell LGBTQ undergraduate students with graduate students. The mission of the program is to provide support concerning issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity as well as ways to navigate Cornell and the world as an LGBTQ identified individual. Learn more about the program and/or to sign up as a graduate mentor or undergraduate mentee.
Each year, the LGBT Resource Center hires students to serve as student interns and engages volunteers for the Center and the Cornell Community. The positions vary, but each provide students interested in justice related initiatives with practical applications of theory and assist the Center with moving new initiatives forward at Cornell. Learn more about the positions and/or to sign up as a volunteer.
PEGS plans and implements panels comprised of LGBTQIA+ students in which they provide introductory information about sex, gender and sexuality. Panelists also share stories about their own experiences that help contextualize and humanize LGBTQIA+ identities. Overall, PEGS strives to create an open forum to facilitate discussion about LGBTQIA+ issues and provides resources for further information. Learn more.
Lavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating students and alumni in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) community from Cornell University. Lavender Graduation is our chance to celebrate the achievements of the past year and honor graduates from the LGBTQQIA community. Learn more.