Missions, Visions and Values
The Pride Center envisions an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, and intersex individuals and our allies at OSU are affirmed as whole people; unified as a community towards our common goals; and cared for in a positive educational setting.
The OSU Pride Center provides programs and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning and intersex members of the OSU community and their allies. The Pride Center affirms LGBTQQIA lives and identities by providing education, trained peer support, outreach, community development, visibility and advocacy. The Pride Center is a safe space for all people to explore aspects of sexual orientation and gender in an open and non-assuming atmosphere.
In keeping with the ideals of OSU the Pride Center strives to create an inclusive environment committed to social justice, honesty, integrity, and equality in all of our daily interactions. To this end, we uphold the following standards as responsibilities for the Pride Center:
To maintain transparency in our actions, processes, policies, and leadership development
To serve as advocates for underrepresented and marginalized communities at OSU
To hold ourselves accountable and to be held accountable for our actions to the students, staff, faculty, and community that we serve
To provide educational opportunities about LGBTQQIA issues to the broader campus
To serve as a model for innovation in programming, services, and student development
To provide opportunities for students to engage in service to the OSU campus and community
To honor the individual experience of people at OSU by providing holistic support for their needs
To create an easily accessible and approachable environment within the Pride Center
To uphold confidentiality as key to serving individuals within the LGBTQQIA community
To give individuals at OSU the tools needed to lead and become empowered members of the OSU community