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LGBTQ+ Welcome Day - Thursday, Sept. 5th, 2019


Pride Lounge Open House - Centennial Halls – 11:00am-5:00pm

DU's new Assistant of Director of Gender & Sexuality Cody Ortiz-Oldham, along with the Queer Student Alliance and other LGBTQ+ campus groups, will be hosting a fun-filled open house at the DU Activities include a Live DJ, coloring and art supplies, board games, videos games and an opportunity to meet new folks.

Pride Lounge Community Lunch – Pride Lounge – 11:00am-12:00pm
Use a meal swipe to get lunch at Centennial Halls and bring it in the Pride Lounge!

Family Dinner Picnic - Outside Nagel Hall – 5:00pm-6:30pm
Use a meal swipe to grab food at Nagel Hall Market grab & go and meet us outside on the lawn. Look for the giant Pride Flag!

Drag Bingo & LGBTQ+ Welcome Back Bash – #FOMO at the The Newman Center – 8:30pm-11:00pm
Join us for #FOMO in the Newman Center for the LGBTQ+ welcome back party featuring drag entertainers of all genders! Meet folks from QSA, QUE (DU's Staff & Faculty group) and win DU & pride swag!

ALL University of Denver community members (students, staff, faculty- including ALL orientations, genders and identities!) are invited to join us for all events!!! If you have any questions, please contact Cody Ortiz-Oldham, Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality in The Cultural Center at [email protected].

Introducing our new Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality

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The Cultural Center would like to introduce our new Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality, Cody Ortiz-Oldham (They/Them/Theirs).  Cody is a 39-year-old multi-racial psychology nerd from Denver, Colorado. Their personal identities include Indigenous (Hopi/Sandia), Latinx (Xicanx), Two-Spirit and Trans. They possess a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Inclusion and Diversity and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology.  In their non-academic life Cody is a professional DJ, drag performer and loves attending pow-wows.

Cody has been teaching various Inclusion & Diversity workshops throughout K-12 schools and college campuses, conducting professional development seminars and serving as a consultant on LGBTQ+ topics for 15+ years. Cody has a huge passion for creating systems of equality and equity throughout all levels of the educational system—from preschool to higher education. They love to share strategies with anyone who will listen, in hopes of co-creating intersectonally-focused spaces of shared mutual respect and authenticity for All within our communities.  Cody's office is currently located in the Hub, home to DU's Cultural Center.

DU Trans On Campus Guide

We are excited to announce that the official DU Trans Guide is currently going through the process of being updated!  A lot has changed since our last update in 2018 and we can't wait to tell you all about it! This guide was created to help current and prospective students in their journey through their DU education. We understand that there can be a lot of anxiety when beginning school and it is important to have all the information you can. This will be the second edition of the guide and we hope to have it available soon.

Until the second edition is released, here is the link to the original DU Trans Guide!

Have questions or need help navigating campus? A huge number of resources are available for Trans-identified and Gender-expansive folk at DU.  Our Assistant Director of Gender & Sexuality Cody Ortiz-Oldham (They/Them/Theirs) is here to help!  Contact them at [email protected].

Pronouns and Why They Matter

Check out a quick intro and several resources on what, why and how to be accurate and inclusive in pronouns usages, via the section on our Resources tab!