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PAC has been busy talking with students, planning 2013-14 programming and events, and working to increase our visibility both on campus and within the alumni community, starting with our homepage. Check out our new layout, including photos. We have also started planning for a Pride Summit for students, staff and alumni next spring.

We are expanding the number of regional connections and student events planned for this fall and next year. In addition to Chicago and Bloomington, alumni and students may be gathering in Washington DC, Boston and beyond. Also, stay tuned for a very special announcement on July 17.  You will be hearing from me with some fun ways for you to participate in something very important for the university.

Our quarterly conference calls are open to all members of the Pride community. Our next conference call is scheduled for August 15 at 2:00pm Central Time. As you can imagine, there are plenty of opportunities for YOU to participate and contribute, and we would love to hear your suggestions.
We kick off our summer with our PAC Chicago connection on July 27 at 3:00 at Inspiration Kitchen in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Please join us in welcoming 2013 graduates, our newest PAC members, as well as Pride Alliance Students and Darcy Greder and Matt Damschroeder from the Office of Residential Life. RSVP to join us and get details and directions here.

And while you have you calendar out, please note that Homecoming is the weekend of October 11-13. PAC will host our annual homecoming brunch on Sunday, October 13 at 11:00. Chad Maxwell ’02, Senior Vice President of Integrated Insights, is our invited speaker and will share his thoughts “Curing “less than”: Sharing Your Authentic Self in Micromoments to Create Change”.

We will also announce the PAC Scholarship winner at Homecoming, and this year will be no different. Or will it? The Pride Giving Circle has awarded one $2500 scholarship each year for the last three years. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to fund two or three scholarships this year. Your support of our Giving Circle, in any amount, can help make that possible. Do you want to see how much has been pledged so far this year?  Are you interested in learning more about our Giving Circle?  Would you like to help support a second or third Pride student scholarship? Visit our Giving Circle page, or contact Van Miller.

Are you interested in what is happening on campus? Check out this student perspective on tolerance in the Argus , check out the Pride Alliance Page, or see the calendar of events included on the sidebar.

We hope you are having a great summer and enjoyed your own Pride celebration, wherever you are. We hope that you will join us to celebrate Wesleyan Pride soon, and look forward to seeing you.

Our mission is to connect members of the LGBT community, friends and allies to our alma mater.