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Queer Peers

Building Community for first year, change of campus, and transfer LGBTQ+ students 

Belong. Be informed. Graduate.

Queer Peers aims to share information and resources, build community, and assist with students' transition to Penn State, University Park. As first year, transfer, or change-of-campus students, participants can engage in various events, programs, and activities that will enhance their student experience, social networks, and will help them gain a better understanding of Penn State's resources as they relate to the LGBTQ+ community.

Main Events: 

New In Town (Beginning of Fall Semester)

A friendly welcome to University Park! Enjoy meeting other new to university park students while enjoying fun activities to learn more about your new peers. Enjoy light refreshments and wonderful conversations. Find out what the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity has to offer!

New & Q (Mid Fall Semester)

Has the first semester at University Park been overwhelming? Do you want to reconnect with others in the community? Do you need a break from studies? Enjoy a relaxing evening with others who feel the same way. Create a college care package with snacks, teas, and school supplies for you and your friends.

New Year, New Queer (Beginning of Spring Semester)

Happy New Year! New Year’s Resolution: Get More involved with campus!

Welcome in the new year with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Reconnect with friends after the break with exciting activities to start you off on the right foot for the new semester!

Spring 2020 Events

(Visit this page often as more events will be scheduled!) 

New Year, New Queer

Thursday Jan 16th | 4:30 to 6pm | HUB-Robeson LL011

Discussion Group Luncheon 

Tuesday Jan 21st | 12 to 1pm | HUB-Robseon LL011 

Learn more about the discussion groups that we offer. We offer four this semester, Beyond the Binary (for trans and non-binary students), Color Me Queer (for LGBTQ+ students of color), Aces (for asexual and aromantic students), and BiLions (for bisexual, pansexual, and fluid students). Lunch provided! 

Mocktail Mixup

Thursday Jan 23rd | 4:30 to 6pm | HUB-Robeson 233B

Want to educate others about sexual and gender diverse populations? Learn more about our peer education program! As a peer educator, you will be trained to discuss with other students the basics of LGBTQ language/terminology and how to be better allies for the community at Penn State. You will be able to participate on panels and other interactive opportunities to better the student experience for everyone at Penn State.

Meet up for Palmer Museum After Hours 

Thursday Jan 30th | 6 to 9pm | Palmer Art Museum 

Enjoy activities at the Palmer Art Museum for their After Hours programming. Learn more about this incredible art gem in State College. 

Between the Lions: Do all PSU students think alike?

Tuesday Feb 11th | 4:30 to 6pm | Hub-Robeson LL011

Learn more about what other students think about issues of diversity at Penn State.

Tour the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development and Hot Chocolate 

Tuesday Feb 18th | 12pm | Pasquerilla Spiritual Center 

Learn more about the resources available at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Afterwards, let's get some hot chocolate at a local coffee shop (provided by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity). 

Career Center Meetup and Bubble Tea 

Monday Mar 2nd | 12pm | Bank of America Career Services Center 

Learn more about the resources available at the Career Services Center. Afterwards, let's get some bubble tea (provided by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity). 

Spring in with Berkey Creamery Ice Cream 

Monday Mar 23rd | 12pm to 1pm | Berkey Creamery 

Welcome spring with a meet up at the creamery. Ice cream and milkshakes provided by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Take a break from studies and let us know the scoop about what happened this semester.