Celebrating Pride through Community

June 26, 2023
  • Committees and Caucuses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • lgbtqia caucus
Rainbow flag with several hands raised in celebration of pride month.

As we celebrate Pride Month, we would like to extend an invitation for you to join AACRAO's LGBTQIA+ Caucus.  AACRAO Caucuses provide an opportunity for growth and professional development to their members. According to founding caucus member Brad Myers,

Since its founding at the Annual Meeting in Boston, in 1994,  the LGBTQIA+ Caucus strives to work for LGBTQIA+ rights and educate higher education professionals so that they can better serve all of their students with an understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Through the years, members of our caucus have presented sessions providing education and information about issues related to our communities. The Caucus has also provided wonderful networking opportunities for our members which have often led to lifelong friendships. Our Caucus welcomes any AACRAO member willing to advance LGBTQIA+ rights, regardless of identity or orientation.

Join the AACRAO LGBTQIA+ Caucus.

The AACRAO LGBTQIA+ Caucus provides many professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year. To check out development opportunities and resources recently offered by AACRAO, explore the resources below:

Member & Caucus Panel Recording 2022

Discussion in this panel included members’ experiences with the LGBTQIA+ Caucus and their unique experiences as professionals in Higher Education.

Gender Identity Expression in Higher Education AACRAO Banner for Gender Identity Expression

As campuses navigate the complex issues surrounding gender identity and gender expression, AACRAO supports both members and the students they serve. AACRAO Values promote inclusiveness within the expected Principles and Standards of Behavior.

7 Ways You Can Celebrate Pride Month Pride month rainbow buttons with the word

Acknowledging and appreciating the impacts and social movements that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual activists have made throughout history.


This webinar was open to all members of AACRAO, whether a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, an ally, or someone who seeks to understand. Participants learned a little about history, flags, and symbols; What all those letters stand for; Recognized the importance of pronouns and preferred names; and came to a better understanding of terms like non-binary, gender fluid, pansexual, cisgender, etc. 

LGBTQ Leadership in Higher Education

LGBTQ Leadership in Higher Education, edited by Raymond E. Crossman, is a collection of essays written by current or retired presidents and chancellors of higher education institutions, all of whom identify as members of the LGBTQ community. 

Ready to learn more? Join the upcoming Pride Month Panel Discussion with the LGBTQIA+ Caucus. Discussions will include members’ experiences with the LGBTQIA+ Caucus and their unique experiences as professionals in Higher Education.


AACRAO's bi-weekly professional development e-newsletter is open to members and non-members alike.