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PRIDE Center

The PRIDE Center provides students looking for a connection to campus with programs and events, access to resources on campus and in the community, a welcoming hangout space, and opportunities for education about LGBTQIA communities and the intersections of many identities and experiences.

We exist to create and maintain a campus environment that is open, safe, and supportive of student diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

The PRIDE Center is located in the University Union on the first floor (next to Round Table) and can be reached at  (916 278-3940 or

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Queer Connect

Queer Connect is a weekly support group for those who identify as LGBTQIA+. This safe space seeks to create an accessible, affirming and empowering space for students of all intersecting identities to come together in community and support one another. All topics or questions are welcome.

Attend every week or drop in once, the door is open. Meetings will be held in the Pride Center on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 1:15 pm and facilitated by Katelyn Sandoval, LMFT.

Contact Katelyn

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone Training is a 3-hour workshop aimed at creating safe spaces/zones on campus in people, organizations, and offices/departments. At the end of each training, individuals get "Safe Zone Stickers" which they can put on office doors/windows, water bottles, binders, laptops, etc., to show that they are safe spaces for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty.

We have open Safe Zone training scheduled for the Spring 2019 semester. If you have questions or would like reserve space in the training, contact us.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a celebration of the academic achievements of LGBTQIA students at Sac State. The event usually takes place during Finals Week every May.

Those graduating the semester before or after are welcome to participate. Graduates receive a certificate and a rainbow tassel they can wear at Commencement, and have the opportunity to invite family and friends to a reception with snacks and cake.

In-Queer-Y Panels

The PRIDE Center offers a number of LGBTQ+ educational panels. These panels provide opportunities for folks to learn from a group of people about the LGBTQ community directly from members of the community. 

Each panel usually has a specific topic and is moderated by staff from the Center. Panels are made up of members of the community on and off-campus. Each panel consists of about 20 minutes of panel introductions and story-telling, and Q&A with the audience. 

If you have questions or need special accommodations, contact us.

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PRIDE Week Celebration

Group photo of Sac State students celebrating PRIDE week