Aug. 4, 2020 - The University of Houston Law Center's O'Quinn Law Library has been designated as a Pride Partner, after unanimous approval from the University of Houston's LGBTQ Resource Center Advisory Board.
The program works to create a LGBTQ inclusive campus, and the designation will last for the next three years.
"Our Pride Partners, through training, visibility, involvement or programming, have shown their dedication not only to nondiscrimination but also to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive learning environment for all LGBTQ people," the LGBTQ Resource Center said in a statement.
"Pride Partners seek to promote awareness of and sensitivity toward differences in gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. The goal is the acceptance and celebration of differences rather than mere tolerance."
Reference and Student Services Librarian Ashley Arrington thanked those in the Law Center community who participated in the Visibility Project, attended Cougar Ally and other related trainings or supported the initiative in other ways.
"I am so grateful that we have always provided a welcoming and safe environment for all students, but it is wonderful to make it official," Arrington said.