LGBTQ+ Campus Partnerships

The Gender & Sexuality Center is a proud supporter of various campus initiatives for students and professionals alike. View examples of our current and past involvements below.

During every spring semester, the Cultural Centers and the Office of Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) partner to present the annual Women of Color Leadership Conference. The conference's purpose is to engage members of the University of San Francisco, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, in centering the experiences of women of color. By drawing on our past, reflecting on our present, and envisioning our future, we invite women of color to join each other in a cross-cultural space for sharing and building with and for each other that will build the individual and collective capacity of future women of color leaders.

Students, staff, and faculty who identify as women of color are invited to serve on the conference planning committee, and submit proposals to facilitate conference sessions.

learn more about the conference

We are a proud supporter of our campus Staff & Faculty LGBTQ+ Caucus.

The Caucus helps to produce community bonding opportunities for LGBTQ+ staff and faculty, and advocates for resources and support. In partnership with the USF Pride Alumni Society, the Caucus and Gender & Sexuality Center help to promote the yearly participation in the San Francisco Pride Parade.

For students, the Gender & Sexuality Center and Caucus produce and regularly update the USF Pride List, a compiled list of LGBTQ+ professionals across campus to promote the visibility of our campus community, and provide opportunities to connect these professionals with students.

Learn more about the Staff & Faculty LGBTQ+ Caucus

The Transgender Spectrum Initiative was a Jesuit Grant Foundation-funded program from the Gender & Sexuality Center at USF. The purpose of the Transgender Spectrum Initiative (TSI), through the Jesuit value of Contemplation in Action, was to invite USF’s transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming people and the broader community to reflect on and engage in a dialogue about the marginalization and injustice that transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming community members experience on a day to day basis. The focus of these spaces will be solidarity-building and personal and professional development. 

While no longer active, we invite you to view the archived videos and materials from this initiative.

Learn more about the Trans Spectrum Initiative

The Cultural Centers partners with New Student and Family Programs during new student orientation to put on an afternoon welcome day for LGBTQ+ students. Updates on this year's LGBTQ+ Welcome Day and a list of events will become available on the Orientation website.

2022 Orientation Activities

  • Queer Resource Fair
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Hanging Out & Hooking Up: Understanding Healthy Relationships and Boundaries
    • Queer Spirituality Discussion
  • Queereoke