Elon welcomes new LGBTQIA & Ally Students – Aug. 28

An annual event connects the Elon LGBTQIA & Ally community family across incoming first-year students, current students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

As a welcoming sign to LGBTQIA & Ally students, new rainbow buttons & stickers are popping up all around campus with the "bELONg" logo.
What is better than one quick hour to connect with some members of Elon’s growing LGBTQIA & Ally community family?

Please join us Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6-7 p.m. in Lakeside 212 & 213 for the LGBTQIA & Ally New Student Welcome.

Based on last year’s success, this event outgrew the room and momentum has been building at Elon regarding LGBTQIA & Ally inclusion efforts.

President Leo M. Lambert will give welcoming remarks to LGBTQIA first-year students about joining the Elon community family. Hosted by the Gender & LGBTQIA Center, center director Matthew Antonio Bosch will follow up with a brief description of LGBTQIA & Ally initiatives on campus that students can get involved with, as well as updates on Elon’s national CampusPRIDE Ranking on LGBTQIA Inclusion.

Food & prizes will be provided as part of this very spirited event, full of fun, hugs, laughs, mingling, and plenty of welcoming faces all across Elon’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  Come join us, meet some great people, and walk away with a prize!