Wright State Programs

Safe Space

  • The Safe Space program at Wright State University is a comprehensive and engaging educational program that dares to transform the campus environment for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Ally (GLBTQA) students, staff and faculty.

    Through its bold educational programs, individuals and offices are identified that provide a network of support for the emotional, psychological, social and physical well-being of our GLBTQA community.

  • In 2005, the Rainbow Alliance launched an initial Safe Space Campaign by creating a Safe Space manual and Ally Sticker to encourage our allies in Wright State University’s faculty and staff to identify themselves on campus by putting visible Safe Space symbols on their office doors.  By displaying the Safe Space symbol, they would let GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) students know that those faculty and staff were people they could turn to who believed in equality, would be supportive of GLBTQ student needs, could give advice, or just be someone with whom they could talk to and feel safe and comfortable.

    As of the 2008-2009 academic year, a new Core Team came together to revitalize the Wright State Safe Space Program by updating the 2005 manual, instituting a comprehensive ally training program for faculty, staff and students, creating a website, and renewing the Safe Space Sticker Campaign.

Visit the Safe Space webpage to learn more »

Panel Program

  • Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Counseling & Wellness Services, Women's Center, and Rainbow Alliance.

Visit the Panel Program webpage to learn more »

Hate Crime Awareness Week

  • A week-long event to raise awareness about violence and hate crimes that are committed against members of the GLBT community.
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Equity Banquet

  • Annual dinner and auction to raise funds for student scholarships.
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Drag Show

  • Annual event held at WSU where drag queens and kings take the stage to raise money for charity or scholarships.
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Lavender Graduation

  • A ceremony to honor our GLBTQA students' academic achievements before graduating.
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

National Celebrated Programs

Trans Day of Rememberance

  • November 20th
  • Memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender prejudice.

Pride Month

  • June 2, 2000 President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month". In June 2009 President Barack Obama declared June as "LGBT Pride Month".

National Coming Out Week

  • National Coming Out Day is October 11th, and was started in 1988 to raise awareness.
  • A week-long event that is sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.
  • Events that discuss issues in the GLBTQA community.
  • Empowering Day for members to come out openly.
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

GLBT History Month

  • October, a month long observance of GLBT history, and the history of the gay rights movement. First celebrated in 1994.

World AIDS Day

  • December 1st, raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, also to remember those who lost the fight with AIDS/HIV.

Day of Silence

  • April 17th, a silent protest founded by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) protesting the harassment of GLBT.
  • A day-long event that is topped off with a "Breaking the Silence" ceremony at the end of the day.