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LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives

We see you. We support you. We welcome you. 

We envision an identity-affirming and inclusive environment for all students on the gender and sexuality spectrum to feel welcome, seen, and supported.

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Ally Week 2024 and Pride+ month


Promotes an equitable and safe academic environment at NKU. Facilitates and guides educational, administrative, and personnel policies that effect the welfare of the NKU community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

SAFE members volunteer to serve as mentors to our LGBTQA+ students and have developed a list of queer and allied members on campus who would like to serve as a safe person/safe space for students. 

Membership in SAFE is open to any staff, faculty, or administrator at NKU, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more questions, email SAFE President, Caitlin Drouillard-Ahlrichs, she/they, at

Engagement Interest Form

Interest Form

Spring 24 Programs and Events

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PFLAG Meetings @ NKU

PFLAG Meetings

Interested in attending these meetings? Click here.


Student Organizations


Social Media


Rainbow Update Archive

The Rainbow Update has been discontinued. Please check Instagram for updates.

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LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month is held each year in October and focuses on the history of LGBTQA+ people and their experiences in the United States.

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LGBTQ Pride Week Parade

LGBTQ Pride+ Month

LGBTQ Pride+ Month is a time to celebrate all LGBTQA+ students, staff, faculty, and alumni, recognizing their unique and indelible contributions to the NKU community.

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Student Organizations

NKU is home to many student led, student supported LGBTQA+ organizations. Find meeting times and upcoming events on the Student Organizations page.

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QPLUS Scholars

QPLUS Scholars

QPLUS is designed for mentoring queer students, developing your voice, leadership, & communication skills, and fostering intercultural understanding, community building opportunities, & an inclusive environment.

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LGBTQA+ Student Initiatives vales and supports our LGBTQA+ faculty and staff at NKU. Everyone is welcome to join SAFE.

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An exceptional university for LGBTQA+ Students

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NKU has earned 5/5 stars on the Campus Pride Index

NKU is proud to be included on Campus Pride’s list of Best of the Best Colleges and Universities for LGBTQ+ Students in 2023, one of 30 four- year campuses to achieve the top scores on the Campus Pride Index, the definitive national benchmarking tool measuring LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs, and practices. To earn a ranking of 5 out of 5 stars, campuses receive a percentage score from 90 to 100 based on their LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs, and practices.

We’re always striving to create a safe, welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff alike, including our LGBTQ+ community members.

Let’s keep pushing to set a positive example for inclusion and equity on campus! 

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LGBTQ Pride March