PRIDE hosts a campus-wide bingo or trivia event each fall to educate the community about drag culture. Each year, a drag queen hosts several rounds of bingo around campus. The event introduces drag as an important subset of LGBTQ+ culture.
Held annually, and formerly known as Guess the Straight Person, this program challenges stereotypes and pushes people to face them. A panel of faculty, staff and students answer daring questions to broaden thinking and debunk myths. This is an opportunity for the audience and panel members come together to learn more about the ways stereotypes inform us in our everyday lives.
In April 2022, PRIDE hosted the inaugural PRIDE Prom, a celebratory space designed to center LGBTQ+ individuals, and open to everyone of all gender and sexual identities. The first prom was a night full of community and joy, which PRIDE plans to continue as a tradition moving forward.
PRIDE Mentorship Program
PRIDE partners with GSSP to lead a mentorship program for LGBTQ students. Each participant is matched with a faculty or staff member as an advisor and an incoming first year student in a tiered system of mentorship. The goal is for the mentors and mentees to develop an open dialogue, meet monthly, and attend networking sessions on relevant topics. To participate in the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program, please email Dorothy Polatin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIDE Open Forums
Hosted by PRIDE and GSSP, the monthly Open Forums series examines the connection between LGBTQ identity and identities such as religion, international status, race and ethnicity, and career industry. This space is an opportunity for dialogue and to ask questions of the speaker, one another, and ourselves.
The annual Rainbow Lunch is a celebration of the LGBTQ community at Bentley. Hosted by PRIDE and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the event features keynote addresses by prominent national speakers and honors two Bentley individuals who make outstanding and courageous contributions toward a supportive and inclusive environment on campus.