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Q Center

 Pegasus First Year Experience Programs

Open to all LGBTQ first year students as well as allies, Pegasus programming is designed to support students' transition to college while taking into account issues/needs that are specific to LGBTQ students.  Pegasus has three components. Students are invited to participate in one, two or all three.  Registration for Pegasus FYE is open now!

Rainbow Welcome!

Rainbow Welcome is open to all LGBTQ+ first year students and allies.  This 2-3 hour fall orientation program is designed to get you connected to your peers fast! It's your opportunity to get to know others from the Class of 2025. Play games, chat, learn more about the University, win prizes!  To get session information, fill out the Pegasus FYE interest form linked below. 

FYE Seminar

The Q Center offer ABCs of LGBTQ+: Identities, Histories and Cultures as part of the Harpur UNIV 101 First Year Seminar Program for 2 credits. The class is broken into two parts – campus life and LGBTQ history/culture. Students will review college level study skills, self-care, get to know campus resources, and many other things necessary for smooth transition to college life. Students will also be introduced to various LGBTQ history and culture topics, including the significance of the Stonewall raids and uprising, the AIDS epidemic, the rainbow flag and other Pride symbols, etc.  To register for this course, look for course number 29960 UNIV 101Q during your course registration session this summer!

Pegasus Programming Board

The Programming Board supports building community among LGBTQ first years by planning social events. Students who have leadership experience from high school, whether through their GSA or other clubs/activities, are invited to apply. Get more info by completing the Pegasus FYE interest form linked below. 

Pegasus FYE Interest Form

Volunteering and Internship Opportunities


The Q Center offers a number of professional internship opportunities, including Social Media interns and SOGIE Peer Educators. Interns are important to the work of the Center and are fully integrated staff members.  Most position are for the full academic year at 10 hours per week. We take students seeking both CDCI or HDEV credit.  Postings can be found on Handshake through HireBING. 


Need community service? Want to be connected to the LGBTQ community? Need to enhance your resume? Bring your skills and ideas to the Q-Center! The Q-Center actively seeks individuals who are willing to spare some of their time to help us staff the Center and connect with the LGBTQ community. As a volunteer, you will be helping the Q-Center by keeping its doors open, marketing, hosting, tabling, designing, and more! We ask for a 2-3 hour commitment per week. Apply to volunteer here.

Dialogue Groups

Our peer led social discussion groups come and go based on the interest of the community each year. Don't see something you want? Volunteer to host it!


Trans and gender expansive students come together in a relaxed atmosphere to talk, play games, watch shows, and generally just chill together. Cis allies we love you, but please respect this is a trans only space

Student Organizations


Keshet (meaning "rainbow" in Hebrew) is a subgroup of Hillel at Binghamton. Their goal is to help create a fully inclusive environment that is committed to the values of equality. 


Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math or oSTEM envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community are empowered to achieve success in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates their diversity and unique contributions. oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. Binghamton is proud to now offer a student chapter on campus!

Rainbow Pride Union

Founded in 1971, Rainbow Pride Union (RPU) has undergone many transformations. Their mission is to provide a safe haven for the LGBTQ community on campus and in the surrounding areas. Through various events and activities, they provide social, political, and creative outlets for their members to express themselves. They promote education and awareness concerning LGBTQ issues with an emphasis on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, and identity. Their ultimate goal is to instill a sense of pride in the LGBTQ community that remains with them throughout their lives.


SHADES is an organization that centers LGBTQ+ students of color at Binghamton University. They aim to educate and empower those students who lie at the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. They encourage students to be politically and socially active in uplifting those around them and creating awareness for the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ POC have.