National Coming Out Day and Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony held at ArtCenter College of Design South Campus rooftop

LGBTQIA+ Initiatives

OVERVIEW

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ArtCenter is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming community for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We partner with various departments and community based organizations to host speakers, exhibits, discussion groups and social gatherings that celebrate the rich diversity of our campus and community. The Center for DEI offers a series of workshops and events to help you gain a greater understanding of how to become a better ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ FRIENDLY CAMPUS

The Center for DEI participates in Campus Pride and LGBTQIA+  Friendly College Fairs in an effort to increase student representation.

LGBTQIA+ FOCUSED COURSE OFFERINGS

Although ArtCenter encourages all faculty to incorporate a variety of diverse persona, lifestyles and references into all courses we realize that specialized courses focused on the LGBTQIA+ community are valuable in creating a comprehensive learning experience for all students. Contact us for a list of current of LGBTQIA+ course offerings.

ALLYSHIP

Several current staff and faculty members have have stepped forward and received training to become LGBTQIA+ Allies at ArtCenter College of Design. Allies provide a listening ear, positive resources or referrals to anyone dealing with sexual orientation or gender identity concerns. Contact us  if you're interested in our allyship program.

NATIONAL LGBTQIA+ STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

https://www.campuspride.org/national-scholarship-database/

LGBTQIA+ EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP [ERG] 

The LGBTQIA+ ArtCenter Employee Resource Group serves as a community building and networking opportunity for LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff at ArtCenter. The group works in partnership with DEI to provide innovative ways to support students from the LGBTQIA+ community at ArtCenter. Some meetings are more open to allies and some be open to just the identifying community. Email us at DEI@artcenter.edu for more information