Support for 2SLGBTQIA+ Students: Creating Belongingness Through Campus Pride Centers

By Jessica L. Nare, Ed.D., Kay Wong 

Despite increased visibility and representation within institutions of higher learning, 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual)1 students continue to face challenges completing their degrees. This paper examines the literature associated with Pride centers, a common tool used to support the academic and personal success of 2SLGBTQIA+, queer and transgender students.