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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Signature Events


Building Bridges Creating Community Fundraising

Generally occurs in March

This fun gala celebrates the award-winning LGBTQ Center, which provides education and support programs, strategic initiatives, scholarships and consultations on LGBTQ issues at UNF, in the Jacksonville community, and beyond. Dinner, drinks and fun entertainment are included with your ticket. VIP reception and meet-and-greet are available. This event raises funds for the LGBTQ Center’s Building Bridges Creating Community scholarships, which is awarded yearly to full-time and part-time students at UNF.

Pride Month Events

Occurs in June

We celebrate Pride month during the month of June. The LGBTQ Center creates several educational and entertaining events during this month. We have presented comedians and performers for your entertainment. All proceeds go to the LGBTQ Center to continue to create: educational and fun programming, provide scholarships to LGBTQ+ youth, create a safe space for our community, free HIV/STI testing, food pantry and so much more. Help us make Jacksonville better for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies.

Lavender Celebration

Generally occurs in April

Each Spring, the LGBTQ Center hosts a Lavender Graduation to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to UNF and/or the Jacksonville community.

Lavender Celebration 2023

LGBTQ History Month

Generally occurs in October

In honor of LGBTQ History Month, we will be hosting events that spotlights and discusses each part of the LGBTQIA acronym.

Sex Ed Week

Generally occurs between February and March

Sex Ed Week is week-long series of events from various campus and community partners that aim to actively and creatively engage the campus community on topics related to health, wellness, consent, risk awareness, identity, relationships, diversity, inclusive language, and education.

Event highlights included: panel discussions on Title IX, consent, religion, masculinity, body image; safe space training, navigating healthy relationships, identity and orientation, and Pride Club’s Queer Prom.