VU Pride aims to create a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community on our campus. We aspire to have an university full of diversity in which everyone shares understanding and tolerance for each other. We achieve this by organizing events and projects for people within the LGBTQIA+ community and for all those interested. Check below to see more about our upcoming events, our committees, our achievements, and more. We hope to meet you soon!
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- Working on a more inclusive organization
- Building a community for LGBTQIA+ students and employees
- Creating visibility around gender and sexual diversity, and sharing knowledge about it.
Read our entire mission and vision document here.
VU Pride’s tips & tricks for an inclusive teaching environment
With great pride we would like to introduce our latest VU Pride creation: a document with Tips & Tricks for teachers (to be) on an inclusive teaching environment. Click here to access the document (Dutch)
This short documents sums up what teachers can do to:
- Make their classroom a safe(r) place for LGBTQIA+ students
- Make their classes and literature more reflective of the LGBTQIA+ community
- Be more inclusive in the way they address their students
- And much more.
Are you a teacher or TA? Please enjoy our document, which is hopefully an easy way to be more inclusive in your teaching.
Are you a (former) student? Please send this document to your teacher(s) if you think it might be of interest to them.
VU Pride's Guide for Trans, Intersex, Non-binary Students and Staff at VU Amsterdam
VU Pride has developed a practical, hands-on guide for trans, non-binary and intersex students and staff, to provide helpful resources and concrete answers to frequently asked questions. You can download the guide here
Recently, with the efforts of VU Pride and the facilities department, at least 1 gender-inclusive toilet in every building has been realised. There are no doll-icons on the door, as with the men's and women's toilets. The toilets have sit-down toilets with wastebaskets next to them for menstrual products, for example. You can find where these toilets are in the list below.
- Main building: A-wing: 0A-T4, 4A-T2, 7A-T1, 15A-T4 E-wing: 2E-T1 and 2E-T2
- Initium: 2B-T2
- MF building: B-wing: B253, B255 C-wing: C163, C165 D-wing: DK18c F-wing: F024, F026a
- New University building: 1A-T4
- ACTA: 0Z-T01
- Transitorium: K1E-T38
- W&N building: N-055a F-006
- OZW building: 00-T1
- O|2 Lab building: 0E T1
Please share your experience with these toilets, whether it is positive, negative or neutral. This way the VU Amsterdam can keep improving the quality of the gender-inclusive toilets. Also, if you have any questions or suggestions on gender-inclusive toilets at VU Amsterdam please share this too. You can share this via this email address.
31 March: Bookclub
Hey hey girls, gays, and theys!!🌈
We are inviting everybody to come to 3D on March 31st from 17:30 to 20:00, for the very first version of our monthly Book Club! 📚🥳
As mentioned in our last post, this event will focus on the novel "Didn't Nobody Give A Shit What Happened To Carlotta" by James Hannaham. You're welcome to attend, even if you haven't read the book. Our two fantastic hosts will provide the group with excerpts of the text that best reflect its main topics so that all of our gorgeous guests can join the conversation.🤩😌
Drinks and snacks will be provided :) We hope to see you soon!! 👀💜
Date: 31 March, Time: 17:30-20:00, Location: 3D@VU, Cost: none, Sign up: link
Weekly on Tuesdays: Study Group
Want to hang out with other VU Pride supporters, relax, grab a coffee and study? Starting from the 22nd of February, there will be weekly study groups in the Pride Library every Tuesday from 12.00p.m. until 5.00p.m. These study groups are unstructured, so feel free to drop by between lectures or join us for the full time: whatever you prefer. It's a great time to get to know your fellow VU Pride members better, while also getting your work done! And if you would like to organise the study groups and perhaps other things in the library, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: every Tuesday, Time: 12:00-17:00, Location: Pride Library (main building, 2nd floor, B-wing), cost: free of charge, Registration not needed
Monthly: Games Night
Every month, VU Pride organises a fun game night in the Pride Library. We have a number of board games here, but feel free bring your own. You are welcome from 5 pm so you can go straight from your lecture to the game night. We hope to see you there!
8 February: Online
Date: see schedule, Time: 17:00-19:00 (offline) and 20:00-22:00 (online), Location: see schedule, Cost: free, Registration not required
Become a supporter or a member
Would you like to receive our updates? Then you can subscribe as a VU Pride Supporter! This entails that you will be updated on all the work we are doing, upcoming events, information about possible vacancies, and we will sometimes ask your help through surveys or with other types of research. Would you like to be more involved within VU Pride? We would love to hear from you! Contact us via email@example.com. You can find the possible committees you can sign up for on te bottom of this page under 'Meet our Committees!'.
On Purple Friday 2021, we officially opened our Pride Library. In our Pride Library you will find hundreds of rainbow books, both fiction, non-fiction and academic work. You can borrow the books through the University Library's lending system or enjoy them in the space itself. Aside from reading you will be able to play one of our (queer) board games, use the space to collaborate with other amateur writers, or host poetry slams and other social activities. Come take a look soon, you can find the Pride Library in the main building on the 2nd floor behind the elevator group in the B wing.