Welcome to the UVic Pride Collective website.
The Pride Collective is a constituency group of the University of Victoria Students’ Society mandated to represent, advocate for, and provide services for queer and trans students on Campus. We receive our funding from the undergraduate students at the University of Victoria. Therefore it is our responsibility meet the needs of the student body as a whole on issues that affect queer and trans people. Finally, our advocacy is for the wider community as a whole – we are not only open to UVic students.
Our goal is to provide advocacy, education, information and referral services, and peer support, and to organize political and social activities. The intent of UVic Pride is to promote and provide an atmosphere that celebrates sexual, gender, and sex diversity; build community; and to be fully inclusive and supportive of all members, including people of any race, culture, ethnicity, gender, sex, colour, age, ability, class, sexuality, nationality, appearance, and religious or political affiliation. We seek not only to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and the oppression of intersex people, but to promote social justice and combat oppression in solidarity with all marginalized groups.
For those interested in getting involved with UVic Pride please come to the Pride Centre in SUB B010 and say hi, attend collective meetings, coffee houses, or any other events that Pride puts on. All of those are open to new members of Pride, and everyone is welcome.
We recognize that our work takes place on unceded Coast and Strait Salish territories, in particular of the Lkwungen and WSANEC peoples.