Rainbow Center Symposium

The Rainbow Center is excited to announce the hosting of the inaugural Rainbow Center Symposium during LGBTQIA+ History Month.  The symposium is confirmed to be held on Friday October 15, 2021

Registration for students, staff, and faculty is now open!  Register via this link  


Below is a ‘Draft Schedule’ to give a sampling of the day.  Stay tuned for the announcement of our Keynote Spoken Word Artist!

                                   Draft Schedule:

                                    8:30-9:00am: Coffee/Tea & pastries/ free t-shirt pickup

                                    9:00-9:15am: Welcome Remarks 9am

                                    9:15-9:45am: Data Presentation, LGBTQ Community Survey

                                    10:15-11:45am: [A Session Block, 1.5hr]  “Identity and the College Experience”

                                    11:45-12pm: Break

                                    12-1pm: Lunch [on your own]

                                    1-2:15pm: Keynote, Spoken Word Performance

                                    2:15-2:30pm: Break 

                                     2:30-4pm: [B Session Block, 1.5 hr] “Drag Expression and how it interfaces with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity”

                                     4:15-5:15pm [C Session Block, 1hr]


The RC is looking for presentation/program/workshop proposals.  Topics should be in line with the Rainbow Center’s mission and presentations should be either 60 minutes or 90 minutes in length.  Students, staff, faculty and community members are all encouraged to present!  Interested presenters please fill out a program proposal form via this link: https://bit.ly/RCSymposium2021. Deadline for proposal submissions will be Friday, September 17, at 11:59pm.


Please visit this page to stay updated about the latest news on the symposium.  Registration to attend the symposium will be available on this page once the date and location have been confirmed.