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A photo from the 10th annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony at SDSU in 2017. A photo from the 10th annual Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony at SDSU in 2017.

SDSU Celebrates LGBTQ Community

SDSU’s 11th annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony takes place on Wednesday, July 11.
By SDSU News Team

The Rainbow Flag will fly over San Diego State University this month as the campus kicks off its annual Pride festivities. The flag symbolizes the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities in the SDSU community.

The SDSU campus community is invited to attend the 11th annual Pride Flag Raising Ceremony from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

The ceremony is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the university’s LGBTQ students and look ahead to future initiatives. 

As in years past, an SDSU delegation will also participate in the San Diego Pride Parade, which takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 in Hillcrest. All students, staff, faculty and alumni are welcome to walk with their departments or organizations within SDSU's delegation, or as a member of the general delegation.

For more information, please visit the SDSU Pride Center website.

National recognition

SDSU continues to be nationally recognized as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly universities in the nation. The Campus Pride Index recently ranked SDSU in its 2017 “Best of the Best” Top 25 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. SDSU has been included in this ranking for the past eight years. 

The Campus Pride Index is a tool that compares LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices on college campuses. Campus Pride works alongside students, faculty, staff and administrators at more than 1,400 campuses to help support and improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people.

SDSU was also ranked No. 11 among the top 25 best colleges for LGBTQ students, according to a new ranking released jointly by Best Colleges and Campus Pride.

Among SDSU’s assets, Best Colleges cited the university's Pride Center; its LGBT studies major—only the second of its kind in North America; and its annual Lavender Graduation ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of graduating LGBTQ students and awards faculty and staff who have enhanced campus climate for LGBTQ students.