Gender and Sexuality

Mission QPLUS (Queer Proud Lavender Union for Students) offers a safe and brave space for students at the College of Saint Benedict’s and Saint John’s University identifying as members of the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) community, whether they currently identify or are questioning. QPLUS provides opportunities for allies and those wanting to become allies to be better advocates and supporters for those in the Queer and Trans community both on campus and in their everyday lives. We strive to create environments that allows members to feel welcomed, valued, and supported without fear of sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of intersectional oppression and discrimination.

Vision: QPLUS is committed to creating an environment at CSB+SJU where members of the LGBTQ+ community are valued and respected just as their normative counterparts. Everyone deserves to live a life free of discrimination where they are reflected within the community values, curriculum, faculty, and physical and spiritual spaces. We aspire to see CSB+SJU become a home to and for queer individuals.

Throughout the academic year, Q+ hosts multiple events including biweekly meetings in the Lavender Lounge. Students and community memebers are encouraged to come together to celebrate various parts of Queer culture including the annual Drag Show in the Spring, BBQueer, Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Visability, and much, much more! To keep up with the most to date events and programming from QPLUS, follow us on Instagram @csbsjuqplus and like us on Facebook !

Get Involved

Advisory Board

As part of the transition to an organization, an LGBTQIA+ advisory board was created to assist in the success of QPLUS and advocacy for an LGBTQ+ resource center. The board was also created to serve as a resource for LGBTQIA+ students at CSB and SJU. If you are interested in becoming an advisory board member for Q+, contact [email protected] or stop in at the Q+ office from 9 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

Resources for Allies

Contact Us

Multicultural Student Services
[email protected]

Multicultural Center, CSB