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The Pride Center offers a welcoming and safe hang-out space that fosters self-love, self-acceptance, and individual growth. It advocates for and with LGBTQIA+ community members and our allies. It fosters the development of student leadership skills and enhances student empowerment, personal and professional growth, and community service.


The Pride Center facilitates campuswide education resources and support services that offer awareness of our complex histories, fights, and victories through dialogue, intellectual exploration, continued advocacy, and understanding of issues related to sexuality and gender identities. We are dedicated to emphasizing intersectional LGBTQIA+ identities, especially those who have been historically underrepresented and disenfranchised.

The Pride Center addresses the unique needs and challenges of students who may experience discrimination, alienation, disenfranchisement, harassment, intimidation, or other barriers to student success as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. To address these issues, a new planned learning community will debut in the Fall 2023. It will cater to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary, intersex, or asexual will have the opportunity to enroll in specialized classes, career planning, and a space to discuss LGBTQIA+ issues.

We embrace that our work is ongoing and our language is ever-evolving.

Pride Center Calendar And Events


Parrish Geary

Pride Learning Community Coordinator:
David Shrope-Austin

PRIDE Program SPA:
Liz Geisser

Phone: (916) 484-8146


Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Thursday:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Semester
Monday through Thursday:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Fridays


Student Center Building inside the UNITE Center.


Pride Learning Community


intersex flag in a triangle inside the five-striped chevron.

In May 2021, advocacy group Intersex Equality Rights UK launched an intersex-inclusive version of Quasar’s Progress Pride flag. It was designed by intersex advocate and columnist Valentino Vecchietti. This new version incorporates the intersex flag by housing the golden yellow background and purple circle of the intersex flag in a triangle inside the five-striped chevron.

How Was The Intersex Flag Created?