LGBTQ at USD - Events

source: https://www.sandiego.edu/lgbtq/events.php



  • Orientation Launch Event (OLE) Social
    • New students and their families are welcomed to USD by PRIDE, Rainbow Educators and LGBTQ Employee Group with ice cream, tie-dying, and conversation.
  • Employee Group Social
    • The LGBTQ Employee Group starts each semester with a reception in O’Toole’s.
  • National Coming Out Day
    • PRIDE encourages the USD community to “come out” as LGBTQ and Ally and embrace our many identities.
  • PRIDE Dance
    • Sponsored by PRIDE and QWUSD, this annual dance for the campus community includes great music, creative theme, decorations, and costumes.
  • Homecoming Weekend
    • Current students and alumni gather informally for social and networking events.
  • PRIDE-Employee Group Reception
    • This reception in the French Parlor features great conversation and delicious food.


  • Valentine’s Day
    • PRIDE members deliver homemade Valentines to thank staff and faculty for their support.
  • Queer Film Festival
    • Sponsored by and Women’s and Gender Studies Program, this event for the campus community screens films on an LGBTQ and Ally-related theme selected by faculty, who lead discussion after the film.
  • PRIDE’s Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar
    • At this “edu-tainment” event for the campus community, speakers teach about the experiences of trans- and gender-fluid communities, including the prevalence of violence, while students entertain with light-hearted lip-sync and astounding choreography.        
  • Supreme Drag Superstar Meet and Greet
    • A reception is held for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and invited guests in the French Parlor prior to the event. 
  • Supreme Drag Superstar Panel Discussion
    • At this event for the campus community sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, a faculty panel leads discussion on diverse theoretical perspectives on drag and LBGTQ and Ally communities.
  • Senior Night
    • Graduating seniors in PRIDE and QWUSD are honored for their contributions to USD