Pride Center

PC Logo Picture of the Campus Pride Index rating for Murray State.

Mission

The Pride Center works to provide a space for connection, growth and engagement for the LGBTQ+ student community through activities, services, support, training and social events. The work of the Pride Center fosters a stronger campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all identities.

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. The index is supported under the Campus Pride Q Research Institute for Higher Education as well as benefits from strategic partnerships with professional organizations in higher education and related LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

Check out our report card

Sign Up for the Racer Pride Press to get monthly updates on programming, activities, student organizations and other office happenings.

First-Year Pride (FYP) is a semester-long opportunity for LGBTQ+ first-time freshmen to connect with their cohort and support system at Murray State University. FYP supports the transition from high school to campus by providing academic mentoring, monthly social opportunities, and campus connections to resources and allies from across campus.

Academic mentoring includes opportunities for FYP members to ask questions and receive assistance with study skills, time management, etc. Campus connection sessions will feature allies from across campus discussing resources and processes that are available to Murray State students including career services, name change/pronoun indicator processes, gender-affirming voice services, on-campus housing support, mental health, etc.  All academic success workshops and campus connections will occur at 3:30 pm, via Zoom, and are recorded for easy access to those who cannot make the meeting.

Become a member of the 2022 - 23 FYP Class.

Seniors, sign up for the Lavender Grad Reception! Held each winter and spring term, the reception is a time to celebrate with your Pride Center family. Each participant will receive rainbow cords to add to their graduation regalia. Complete the registration form today!

Alliance - social student organization for LGBTQ+ Racers

oSTEM - professional development organization for LGBTQ+ Racers in STEM fields

Cultivating Change - professional development organization for LGBTQ+ Racers in Agriculture fields

Eracers - a peer support group for trans and nonbinary students

Lavender Professionals is a space for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff members to find community and support. Murray State faculty and staff members who are interested can complete our interest form.

Students exploring binding options can contact the Pride Center for sizing and fitting assistance. The Center offers information and the needed supplies to take down measurements, as well as, the option to try on different sizes. Once students have identified what size binder is needed, they can apply for financial assistance to purchase a binder. Financial assistance is provided as funds become available. 

Start by completing our service request form.

You can support the Office of LGBT Programming at Murray State with a monetary donation to one of these funds!

Kristie Helms and Kathryn Carter Nettles Fund for Excellence for Acceptance and Awareness 

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LGTB Programming Center Holding Fund

Contact Us

Abigail K. Cox

Director
Pride Center

243 Blackburn Science Building

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