Pacific Spotlight | Pride Resource Center

The Pride Resource Center and the Pride community in general at Pacific was very crucial in getting myself involved with Pacific as an institution. Working at the Pride Resource Center has really given me a chance to explore diversity, inclusion, and has helped me become a more well-rounded person.
— Alexis Arenz

The Pacific Pride Resource Center provides resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGTBQIA+) community, friends, and family at Pacific.

The Pride Resource Center welcomes a diverse population of ethnic, religious, political and cultural values while promoting understanding and acceptance for those marginalized as a result of sexual/gender orientation.The Pride Resource Center supports a campus environment that is free from prejudice, harassment, and violence towards affiliated individuals and organizations. We provide educational programming, social activities, and advocacy with the goal of enhancing safety, tolerance and quality of life within the Pacific community. 

This fall we had Coming Out Week which is centered around Coming Out Day (October 11th). It was a week long celebration where we had events hosted by organizations and clubs on campus. Often times Resident Life will collaborate with us and do an event centered around coming out. The following clubs will also collaborate with us: 

  • Pride Alliance Club
  • Gender Umbrella Club
  • Queer People of Color Club (QPOC)
  • Religious and Spiritual Life

Some are informative (QPOC has done a trans advocacy workshop) and some are have been celebratory (Pride Alliance has hosted a craft making party).

In the fall Pacific recognize Trans Day of Remembrance (November 20th) and hosts a memorial on the DUC lawn. In the spring we do a Pride week in April. Pride month is typically in June but because school is not in session at that time we do a week in April so that the University can celebrate Pride during the school year. Usually we will do a Safe Zone training during that week and many of the clubs and organizations on campus will also do their own events. Our main event during that week is the Queer Drag Coffee House. Traditionally we have had a Drag Show (the Pride Resource Center has only recently taken on the event because it was previously hosted by clubs.

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