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Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity Discussion Groups

These groups are Closed Groups (you must identify with the group topic to attend). Discussion groups are only open to enrolled Penn State students. Groups do not meet on official University holidays.

  • Aces (asexual and aromantic): Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Beyond the Binary (gender identity) Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • BiLions (bisexual, pansexual, fluid) Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Color Me Queer (students of color) Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Application Deadline: February 5

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

LGBTQ+ Mentor Program

Our mentor program pairs graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ with another LGBTQ+ student at Penn State. Graduate student mentors offer mentees emotional support, assistance setting goals and choosing a career path, and guidance through sexual and gender identity development while encouraging health and wellness through campus and community engagement. Learn more or register.

LGBTQ+ scholarships

The Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity offers multiple scholarships to Penn State students who are interested in and have shown a commitment to the Penn State LGBTQ+ community. Scholarships are open now and close December 6. Click here for more information.