Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

TRANS Awareness Week Programs

Filming Screening of "Growing Up Coy"

November 17 at 7 p.m.

Trans*Mission is hosting a Zoom screening of the film "Growing Up Coy," a story about a transgender child and the controversy surrounding her identity. We will follow by discussing the experiences of transgender young people and exploring different viewpoints and lived experiences of attendees. Here is a Link to Zoom meeting.


Promoting Affirmation and Positive Mental Health in the Queer and Trans Student Community

November 19 at 7 p.m.

Mental Health Matters and Trans*Mission will be hosting a student community conversation about inclusivity, identities, stigma and resources that help to support positive mental health amongst Queer and Trans identified people. The dialogue will be facilitated by a panel of student leaders from both groups. Here is a Link to Zoom Meeting.


Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 at 6 p.m.

The Ohio State campus community will join with others across the nation in recognizing the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance honoring those we have lost to violence since November 20 the previous year.

TDoR was started in 1999 after Rita Hester was murdered in Allston, Massachusettsin in 1998. Typically, TransOhio, a local non-profit takes the lead on a candlelight vigil bringing our communities together. Due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we are unable to gather in person.

This year, join TransOhio and other organizations across the state in Ohio’s first state-wide virtual TDoR event. They have connected and collaborated with many trans and non-binary organizations, and community members, to bring us together no matter where you are. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!

Please note that portions of this event may be difficult to watch. You will be able to stop, pause, and fast-forward as desired. Email for more information, including the link to view.



Equal Pay Day: March 31

Equal Pay Day annually recognizes Day of the year that are recognized as representing how far into the next year that women have to work in order to make the same amount as men did the previous year. For more information, contact Madison Eagle. 


HoliGay Family Dinner – December

Join the Student Life Multicultural Center and LGBTQ Student Initiatives for a night of friends, family and food as we host our annual Holigay Family Dinner! This is your chance to have a jolly gay ol' time connecting with friends, celebrating each other and enjoying some holiday cheer! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, contact Ari Grubaugh.


International Day of the Girl: October 11

International Day of the Girl in a global observance day declared by the United Nations. Join us to highlight and make an impact on the needs and barriers girls face while promoting empowerment for all women. For more information, contact Madison Eagle.


International Women's Day: March 8

International Women’s Day is a global day of celebration for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women. Join us to celebrate those who have fought for women’s rights globally in the past, present and future. For more information, contact Madison Eagle.


National Coming Out Day – October 11

While the celebration of the day and the NCOD Ad have evolved over the years, one wonderful truth continues: The Ohio State University is a leader in celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion for all and the Ohio State LGBTQAI + community remains a core embodiment of that reality. For more information, contact Ari Grubaugh.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month-April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual acknowledgement campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence in all forms. We seek to provide education and promote prevention through workshops, panel discussions and more. Programming is in collaboration with the Student Life Student Wellness Center.  


Take Back the Night: April 8, 2021

In partnership with the student organization Take Back the Night OSU, this event is dedicated to providing a space of peer support and activism for survivors of sexual violence and their allies on campus. For more information, contact Madison Eagle. 


Transgender Empowerment and Awareness Week-November

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center as we celebrate Transgender Empowerment and Awareness Week happening in November 2020! We have a week of events that honor, empower and support our transgender and gender non-conforming communities here at The Ohio State University. For more information, contact Ari Grubaugh.