The purpose of CPS - PRIDE is…
To provide social support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) students and allies by sponsoring informal social events intended to build membership solidarity and sense of community.
To promote greater awareness and understanding of sexual minority issues among students of CPS programs, the College of Education and campus-wide. In particular, we seek to reach those who are pursuing advanced degrees in the counseling professions.
To provide departmental and campus-wide educational programs which address stereotypes, myths, misinformation, and the use of language pertaining to LGBTIQ individuals.
To develop, implement, and foster social and political advocacy projects designed to advance students’ understanding of advocacy within the profession and provide experiential opportunities to effect change for LGBTIQ individuals and their communities.
To raise the standard of practice for all students, who, as future counselors, will encounter and serve LGBTIQ clients and communities.