Key Programs

Partnerships in Pride

Partnerships in Pride provides an affirming space where a mentee’s gender and sexuality is supported and celebrated by an educated and experienced LGBTQIA+ mentor.

Mentors aim to support mentees through many facets of LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, development, and affirmation. This is accomplished through frank, informal, one-on-one conversations, wherein support and information are provided from program coordinators.

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month celebrates and honors queer history, recognizes the legacy of the Gay Rights Movement, and highlights areas where intersectional queer identities continue to strive for liberation. Throughout the month of October, events will promote and foster exploration, conversation, and reflection while contributing to mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion at Dartmouth.


Dartmouth PRIDE is the annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ identities that aims to affirm individuals, promote awareness, and create community. PRIDE provides opportunities to encourage inclusion and discussion through celebration.

Transgender Awareness Week

Nationally celebrated November 14 – 20, Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people. The final day of Transgender Awareness Week is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Due to the academic calendar, Dartmouth celebrates Transgender Awareness week during October or early November.


The LGBTQIA+ Social is an opportunity for community members to welcome new students and highlight ways to get involved throughout the year.

Queer People of Color (QPoC) Social

The Queer People of Color Social is one of OPAL’s intersectional community socials. New and returning students gather to share experiences and form connections for the upcoming year.

Lavender Graduation

The PRIDE Banquet and Lavender Graduation is the closing event for PRIDE week and serves as a celebration and recognition of the contributions of current students to the Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ community. Graduating students are honored with rainbow tassels and have their accomplishments celebrated. The event takes place earlier in the spring term during Pride.