October 2, 2020

Celebrate and connect with the LGBTQ community, resources at Wayne State

A new resource hub for the LGBTQ community at Wayne State University, WSU Pride, has been created to bring together students, faculty and staff and to provide a one-stop location for news, resources, events and more.

Pride.wayne.edu contains valuable resources for students and employees about campus organizations, support services, and courses and research guides. The website also includes a comprehensive list of events, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE), the Dean of Students Office (DOSO), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and others. The site’s launch coincides with WSU’s Coming Out Week, which celebrates and supports the self-expression and acceptance of the LGBTQ community leading up National Coming Out Day on Sunday, Oct. 11.

Additionally, the Wayne State University Out List has been launched to bring visibility to the many LGBTQ employees within the campus community. The list is publicly posted for students, faculty, staff and the general public to access should they need or want a point of contact in the LGBTQ Warrior community. The list is completely voluntary, and individuals can add or remove themselves at any time. To include yourself on the Out List, please complete this form.

“The WSU Pride website helps bring further visibility to our LGBTQ campus community. It has been my dream to further the awareness of the queer population on campus, and this is another step toward that goal,” said Brandon Shamoun, coordinator of student engagement for DOSO and co-chair of the Queer Faculty and Staff Organization. “Wayne State is an affirming place to study, work and grow, and that's in large part due to our community's commitment to inclusivity and self-expression."

For more information, please email pride@wayne.edu.