Pride Week at UNI

April 3-7, 2023

Pride Week

What does Pride stand for?

Originally adopted by University of California-San Francisco Medical Center 16 years ago, these set of values are organized under the acronym PRIDE, which stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

‌What is the goal of Pride Month?

LGBTQ+ Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many Pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world.

At UNI, we want people to be able to celebrate while classes are still in session, and celebrate in April to accommodate the semester calendar.


How we'll celebrate at UNI

UNI Proud and Gender & Sexuality Services (GSS) collaborate in the first week of April every year to celebrate Pride Week. Additional details on events below can be found on the GSS website.

  • Monday, April 3
    Pride Closet, 5-8 p.m. at ThreeHouse
  • Tuesday, April 4
    Pride Closet: 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. at ThreeHouse
    Ally Network Virtual Coffee Hour: 11 a.m.-noon. 
    QTBIPoC Affinity Group: Noon-1 p.m. 
    Safe Zone Ally: Phase One: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5
    Gayme Time Board Game Session: Noon-2 p.m. at GSS
    Pride Climb: 5-7 p.m. at the Wellness & Recreation Center

  • Thursday, April 6
    Safe Zone Ally: Phase Two: 1-3 p.m. 
    Queer Book Club: 5-6 p.m. at GSS. 

  • Friday, April 7
    Stone Soup lecture: Noon-2 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education
    Coffee Hour: 4-5 p.m. at International Engagement

  • Saturday, April 8
    Dragaganza: 7 p.m. at Maucker Union Coffeehouse

Who can tell you more?

  • Kalyani Kannan, Coordinator, LGBTQ+ Student Services,  319-273-5428
  • Dr. Susan Hill, Head, Dept. of Philosophy and World Religions, 319-273-6221
        Area of expertise: Intersection of the Bible and LGBTQ* community, worship