PRIDE’s purpose (from Constitution): PRIDE is an alliance of undergraduate students at USD who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex, or any other label one chooses to be identified as, and those who are supportive of this community. As a cultural organization, the primary purpose of PRIDE is to foster an environment of acceptance and inclusion of sexual and gender diversity through education, support, and social activities. Although PRIDE supports living openly with regard to sexual orientation, it fully recognizes the rights of the individuals to choose when, how and to what degree they do so.
PRIDE encourages individuals and the university community to engage issues regarding sexual orientation, that it may foster personal and social growth and well-being. PRIDE recognizes both the Catholic Church's stand on extramarital sexual activity and also its teaching that the individual conscience is the ultimate authority in moral decision-making. PRIDE shares the University’s commitment to “creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community accentuated by a spirit of freedom and charity, and marked by protection of the rights and dignity of the individual.
Moreover, PRIDE supports the university’s Core Values of “creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in a community characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas” and “[developing] ethical and responsible leaders committed to the common good who are empowered to engage a diverse and changing world.”
PRIDE’s Executive Board is comprised of the following officers:
- Vice President
- Finance Chair
- Marketing Chair
Elections for Executive Board are held annually in the spring.
Whereas Presidential and administrative support is the cornerstone from which all further progressive initiatives can permeate the campus community, allowing for our LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty the opportunity and ability to flourish to their fullest extent within the USD and greater San Diego community.