PRIDE at Massasoit
Pride @ Massasoit celebrates LGBTQIA+ identities, creates opportunities to gather around shared experiences, raises awareness in the campus and local communities about ongoing inequity and injustice experienced by LGBTQIA+ folks, and provides opportunities for individual and community growth through mentorship and support programs.
Working closely with campus and local partners, our goal is to strengthen and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community and enrich the lives of those we serve.
Our Work: LGBTQIA+ Equity Team
The LGBTQIA+ Equity Team was established in Spring 2020 to further support the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and more) community at the College. Work areas are divided into seven groups:
Recruit and onboard new members, coordinate Team-wide email communications, manage Microsoft Teams space, schedule remote and in-person meetings, and facilitate productive and respectful discussions.
In collaboration with Marketing & Communications, create and maintain a brand identity for Pride @ Massasoit. Curate web content, design informational and promotional materials, and manage communications about Equity Team activities to the campus and local communities.
Collaborate with Institutional Research to gather and assess data about the experiences of LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, staff, and students. Manage participation in the Campus Pride Index. Provide data analyses and action plans based on national standards and best practices.
Plan, manage, and promote signature LGBTQIA+-focused programming for the campus community, including yearly Pride and Lavender Graduation events. Partner with departments, student organizations, alumni, and community organizations.
Design, manage, and assess a faculty and staff mentorship program for LGBTQIA+-identifying students.
Policy and Implementation
Review and identify areas for intervention in current and future policies to promote equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff. Provide recommendations to College administration, Information Technology, and other parties as necessary.
Training and Curriculum
Design content and instructional delivery for “LGBTQIA+ 101” and inclusive classrooms professional development workshops. Develop curricula, manage training, track participation, assess content and facilitation, and support continuing education.
What’s happening with PRIDE @ Massasoit
PRIDE @ Massasoit hosted a celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month on June 3, 2021!