Signature Programs & Annual Events

Signature Programs

The LGBT Resource Center at Cornell provides a variety of signature programs to the campus community.

First Year Queer Peer

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. 

LGBTQ Mentorship Program

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. 

LGBT Resource Center Internship and Volunteer Programs

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. 

Peer Education: PEGS - Peers Educating on Gender and Sexuality

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. 

Lavender Graduation

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. 

Annual Events

Fall Events

  • LGBTQQIA: Annual Welcome Back Reception
  • Bisexuality Awareness Day
  • LGBTQ History Month & National Coming Out Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • World AIDS Day

Spring Events

  • LGBTQ Health Awareness Week
  • Pride Month
  • National Day of Silence
  • Lavender Graduation