The Pride Center has been relocated from Gilbertson to Curtiss Hall.
Roberto Garcia, the director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, said the relocation will not result in any major changes to what the Pride Center offers to students.
“The Pride Center will continue to provide the same programs and services,” he said. “The new location will provide opportunities for increased student interaction and engagement while simultaneously expanding the abilities to collaborate and program to meet the needs of the campus community.”
Garcia said the Pride Center has several events planned for the fall semester, with extra precautions in place according to university’s regulations for halting the spread of COVID-19.
He said the organization is holding outdoor meetings, safe space trainings, a faculty and staff meet and greet and an LGBTQ+ poetry event.
Dean of Students Sidney Childs explained that the Pride Center was relocated so it would be closer to the university’s other Student Affairs departments.
“It is important … that the University offers programs and services that support every member of the community,” he said. “Additionally, the existence of a Pride Center sends a message to students that we see you and care about your success at SVSU.”
Childs said inclusivity is import- ant when it comes to the Student Affairs departments at the university.
“It is important to have a space to serve as a resource for all students to learn and become informed about issues that matter to the LGBTQ community,” he said.