Center for Gender Equity

The Center for Gender Equity promotes equity for marginalized sexual and gender identities through activism, education, and support. The CGE is committed to promoting social health and wellness at Pacific University. We strive help students find LGBTQ+ community on campus, develop emotional intelligence, cultivate healthy relationships, and prevent interpersonal violence.

Location: Pacific Hall 127

Current Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm

Volunteer or fulfill Practicum Credits with the CGE!

The CGE has a number of exciting opportunities for volunteers and practicum students. Please fill out our Volunteer & Practicum Application to learn more and apply to work with us!

If you have had an unwanted or confusing sexual experience, the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) is offering 24/7 hotline assistance: 503-640-5311.

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Upcoming Events

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Monday, March 11, 2024
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 14, 2024
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216


Join us in welcoming critically-acclaimed author Yashica Dutt, who'll be speaking about her journey of coming to terms with her identity growing up as Dalit, as told in her non-fiction book debut, 'Coming Out as Dalit.'

Monday, March 11, 2024, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, in Taylor Auditorium (Marsh 216).

Attendance by Zoom also available.

During the closure of Pacific Hall for renovations, many of the university's campus centers are located in temporary locations around campus. Find out where all the action is happening and how you can participate. 

The Queer Experience

The 1990s was a watershed period for LGBTQ+ rights across the country. In Oregon and at Pacific, incremental gains were accomplished amid a climate of of fear and hostility. Through the social and institutional challenges, progress continued. Today, the university works to celebrate diversity.