Programs & Services

The Gender and Sexuality Center provides information dissemination and referral; educational, cultural, and social programming; advocacy and support for the LGBTQIA community at the University of Colorado-Boulder. We work closely with other campus departments, organizations and community groups to provide these programs and services. Please view our calendar of events for a list of upcoming programs and events.

Workshops & Trainings

  • Safe Zone Training
    These trainings help to provide participants with the skills to create inclusive learning and work environments for people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.  We cover topics such as campus climate, campus resources, the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexual orientation and relationships, as well as how these identities intersect with other facets of identity such as race, religion, and nationality. All are welcome to participate. Those completing the training receive a Safe Zone sign for their office to signify that they provide an inclusive space for people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.  Click on the Safe Zone link to see our upcoming offerings.
  • Peer Education
    Want to know more about gender, sexual orientation, and GLBTQIA issues, but don't have time for Safe Zone Training? Request a Peer Education workshop! For student groups, residence halls, or classes with 12 students or more, the Gender and Sexuality Center offers tailor-made educational workshops on gender, sexual orientation, and LGBTQIA issues presented by trained GSC peer educators.

Balloons after Lav Grad

Balloon Forest after Lav Grad


Annual Events

Throughout the year, the Gender and Sexuality Center organizes awareness and celebratory events for the campus LGBTQIA community and its allies. These include hosting major speakers and film screenings. Signature annual events include the Welcome Back BBQ, National Coming Out Day, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, as well as large events listed below:

  • Lavender Graduation: Every year we co-sponsor this graduation ceremony with the GLBT Alumni Chapter, honoring graduating LGBTQIA students. In addition the campus LGBTQIA-focused scholarships and several awards are presented.
  • The Transforming Gender Conference: This free annual conference takes place to create a space where the campus and wider community can learn about trans and intersex identities and issues. Visit the symposium page to learn more, view the conference schedule, propose a workshop, or register to attend.