Volunteer for Duke’s LGBTQIA+ and Ally invitational

Event on April 17 and 18 will introduce prospective students to LGBTQIA+ communities in Duke and Durham

The Duke LGBTQIA+ and Ally Invitational will introduce LGBTQIA+ and ally students accepted to Duke to on-campus and community resources.
The Duke LGBTQIA+ and Ally Invitational will introduce LGBTQIA+ and ally students accepted to Duke to on-campus and community resources.

Staff and students with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and Duke Undergraduate Admissions would love your help welcoming prospective students during the Duke LGBTQIA+ and Ally Invitational on April 17 and 18. 

The invitational, the first of its kind at Duke, will introduce LGBTQIA+ and ally students accepted to Duke to on-campus and Durham resources, communities and spaces. The two-day invitational includes a meet-and-greet with center staff, dinner at the LGBTQ Center of Durham and brunch with alumni and faculty. 

“Before coming to Duke, I was apprehensive of living in an environment that was unfamiliar,” said Ivan Robles, a junior and an organizer of the invitational. “We want to show prospective students there are great people and resources available the minute they set foot on campus.” 

Current employees and students are invited to help greet guests by making signs and writing welcome messages to prospective students ahead of their arrival. Staff and faculty can stop by the center on the first floor of the Bryan Center, between 9 and 10 a.m. on April 17, to write a welcome message. Materials and donuts from Monuts will be provided.  

“We want to show there’s support among the entire Duke community,” said Nick Antonicci director of the CSGD.  

No registration is necessary. 

Contact Nick Antonicci [nicholas.antonicci@duke.edu] or visit the Duke LGBTQIA+ and Ally Invitational website for more information. 

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