Annual Programs

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 through October 15, PSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events that recognize the cultures, contributions, and histories of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States and abroad.

Queer History Month
In October PSU’s celebrates Queer Awareness Month. Initiated by the Queer Council, the month’s events highlight contemporary queer issues, culture, and identity.

Black History Month
Our February celebration brings together our Black Student Union, S.A.G.E. Center, A Better Campus and various other entities to put on educational lectures, show movies and provide social opportunities to celebrate and remember the past, present and future of Black cultures within the United States.

Women’s History Month
This March celebration brings together AWARE, the S.A.G.E. Center, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Women’s Studies classes and other entities to celebrate the accomplishments of women.

Gender Awareness Week
This celebration recognizes the contributions of transgender and gender variant individuals and helps the campus consider how to be better allies to this community. The candle-light vigil on Transgender Day of Remembrance is a highlight of the week.

International Education Week
This week recognizes the cultures of our International student population and includes a parade of flags around campus and cooking competition.

Pride Week
PSU Pride celebrates queer culture and includes favorite events such as Big Gay Tie Dye Day, the Day of Silence and the Drag Show.

Lavender Graduation
An annual celebration of LGBTQ graduating seniors in front of the of their community. This beloved ceremony has been happening for five years and gets bigger each year.