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Leadership Development Programming

One of the core pillars of the LGBTQ+SC’s mission is leadership development for students. Check out our leadership development programs below.

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First-Year Advocacy Board

Thursdays, 7-8pm @ LGBTQ+SC

The First-year Advocacy Board (FAB) (est. 2005) is an immersion program for first-year freshman and transfer LGBTQ+ students to assist with the transition from high school to college and to provide support through social, academic and excursion events. Membership elects their own executive board and coordinates their own events to build a stronger sense of community for LGBTQ+ first-year students.

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Queer Rising

October 21-23, 2022

Queer Rising is an annual leadership retreat for first and second year undergraduate students (including transfer students!) interested in making an impact in the LGBTQ+ community while exploring their leadership potential. Retreat activities are planned and facilitated by professional staff, LGBTQ+ alumni, and current student leaders.

Learn more about Queer Rising

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LGBTQ+ Leadership Roundtable

Fall Meeting Times TBD

The LGBTQ+SC regularly pulls together leaders of USC’s LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate student organizations to facilitate collaborative programs and identify common points of advocacy.

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Spring Into Action

Spring Date/Time TBD

A new program for the LGBTQ+SC debuting in Spring 2023, get connected with local LA LGBTQ+ nonprofits to figure out how you can give back give back to the LA queer and trans community and get involved in community activism.

Interested in joining us?

Dates and times for our weekly programs are still being determined. Fill out our weekly programs interest form to receive updates on when/where the programs will meet when they begin.

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