First Year Queer Peer

The First Year Queer Peer Group 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.

To sign up for the fall 2016 group, please register here.

Fall 2017 Events

Wednesday, August 30th
First Year and Transfer Student Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 30th - 4:30pm–6:00pm Multipurpose Room, 626 Thurston Avenue
Come mix and mingle with incoming LGBTQ students over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Learn about LGBTQ life on campus, from our student organizations to our vibrant social scene. Members of Haven: The LGBTQ+ Student Union will be there to chat. Informational materials and resources will also be available.
Sunday, September 10th 2017
Club Fest
Sunday Septemper 7th - 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Barton Hall
Learn about the different opportunities for involvement in student organizations 

Thursday, September 7th 2017
All-Campus LGBTQQIA+ Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 7th   
Baker Portico, Physical Sciences Building
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Join us in welcoming the 2017-2018 academic year!

All are welcome at this event where LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies,+), undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff members will have the opportunity to join together in celebrating a new academic year and foster connections in building an even more vibrant and inclusive Cornell community. Share your ideas, bring your history, and explore the various ways you can support LGBTQQIA and ally students in the Cornell community as this work continues to grow!

* Please note that we do not want childcare to prevent anyone from participating in this event. Therefore, if you have children and wish to do so, we welcome you to bring your children with you to this family friendly event. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (607) 255-4406 or as soon as possible.

Sponsored by the Cornell LGBT Resource Center, Cornell LGBT Studies Program, Haven: The LGBTQ+ Student Union, the Graduate School, and the International Students and Scholars Office.


Stay tuned for other events!