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. Queer Peers is open to all students regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or any other protected class.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, students interested in participating in Queer Peers events are given a passport listing each event's time. date, and location. This passport can be used to see events in advance but also as a way to record attendance. When students attend four Queer Peers events, they are eligible to receive a reusable sticker book from the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
- Scavenger Hunt
The event will begin with icebreakers and getting-to-know-you activities led by student workers. Experienced CSGD student workers will help groups of new students on a scavenger hunt through the HUB while giving helpful pieces of advice about resources offered nearby.
September 1st, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. | Starting in HUB 134
- Been There, Done That
Student workers at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will be available in a panel to give perspective about their time at Penn State and answer any questions you might have as an LGBTQ+ student.
September 08th, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. | HUB LL011
- Stretch OUT
Join us to have a fun evening learning how to play pickleball. No registration required, but don't forget to bring your student ID.
September 12th, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. | IM Building
- Gameshow Throwdown
Learn more about LGBTQ+ identities, history, and moments here at Penn State in this competitive night of fun! We'll be playing 3 team based games modeled after various Gameshows. Come as a group or individual to learn more and have the chance to win great prizes.
September 14th, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | HUB LL011
- Student Leader Craft Night
Learn more about some of the organizations on campus as we invite student leaders to join us for this craft activity. Paint a glass planter for your room and learn more about opportunities on campus.
September 19th, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. | HUB LL011
- Dinner at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Join us for dinner in the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity to celebrate and recognize your time sent at Penn State.
September 29th, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | HUB LL011