Student Life

People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality Alliance

Name: People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality Alliance
Nicknames: PRIDE Alliance, PRIDE 
Current President: Janelle Cronk 
Advisor: Sarah Vilardo 

The group, whose acronym stands for People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality, was established to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere for all students, including those looking to explore and define their sexual identity.

PRIDE holds weekly meetings and sponsors a number of on-campus social and educational events, including PRIDE week held each spring. Pride Week culminates in the ever-popular Drag Ball.

The group, which was once known as the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student Union, holds their meetings in the University’s Pride Center.


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