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 2018 Group, please register here.

Fall 2018 Events

Thursday, August 30, 2018
First Year Queer Peer Welcome Event

Thursday, August 30th - 5:00pm–6:30pm 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 and LGBT Resource Center Staff will be there to chat. Informational materials and resources will also be available.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
LGBTQQIA + All Campus Welcome Reception

Tuesday September 4th - 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Baker Portico, Physical Sciences Building
Join us in welcoming the 2018-2019 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!