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LGBTQ+ History Month

The Division of Student Learning and Academic Success is proud to support our students in the LGBTQ+ community by celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month. 

This event is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson, LGBTQ+ History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11 October and to commemorate the first and second marches on Washington in 1979 and 1987 for LGBT rights.

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The Division of Student Learning and Academic Success awards scholarships to UCF undergraduate students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The division will recognize recipients of the Dively-Dupuis LGBTQ and Ferrante Family LGBTQ scholarships on Friday, October 30, at 10 a.m.


Participate in the virtual celebration and learn about a new scholarship! 

Ferrante Family Scholarship
The scholarship annually awards $1,000 to an undergraduate who identifies as a member of the  LGBTQ+ community and exhibits academic excellence through their coursework and academic endeavors. 

Dively-Dupuis Scholarship
The scholarship annually awards $1,400 to a high-achieving undergraduate who demonstrates leadership and activism within the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn more about these scholarship opportunities.


LGBTQ+ Services is a resource office for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We are an entry point for anyone looking for resources relating to sexual orientation or gender identity. Learn more.


The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) leads the effort for the entire campus community to act on its commitment to an inclusive culture through education, policy, advocacy and intersectional celebratory events. Learn more about its support for the UCF LGBTQ+ community.