Our mission is to increase the understanding and appreciation of how gender and sexuality influence and frame our daily lives and social interactions. To accomplish this, we work with campus constituencies to create safe and welcoming spaces for all students, faculty, and staff; advocate with and on their behalf for social justice and equality; and enhance critical inquiry into diversity and inclusion through programs and discussions.
The education and outreach component of the office includes the Lafayette College Safe Zone Program, the Masculinities on Mondays series, the Women's Wednesdays series, the Gender Fluid Fridays series, SexPositive (a monthly discussion group), From Me to We: A Social Justice Experience (co-sponsored with the Office of Intercultural Development, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, International Advisor, and Landis Community Outreach Center), sexual violence prevention and training, as well as faculty/staff outreach.Learn more about education and outreach
Taking time to sponsor programs that help celebrate everyone's gender (male, female, trans*, gender fluid, etc.) and sexuality (heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, queer, etc.) is one of the main focuses of the office. We have successfully co-sponsored numerous initiatives including the Madame de Lafayette Series, LGBT History Month, Women's History Month, Sex Week, and National Coming Out Day. Be sure to visit often for a list of upcoming celebrations!Learn more about programs and celebrations