Famous Words

Charles Banta, previous PRIDE President (2011-2013) - 

PRIDE serves a dual purpose as both a support system for fellow students by providing peer support and other connections, and a source of weekly learning, leadership and activism opportunities.” 

Marley Crossland, PRIDE President -

“Every student at Luther should feel comfortable and as if they are welcomed here. PRIDE aims to make sure this is true for LGBTQ students while also welcoming allies. Through activities, films, educational meetings and discussions about issues in the LGBTQ community, as well as the annual Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, we help to make the Luther campus more inclusive and welcoming to LGBTQ students and allies.”

Sarah Nolte, PRIDE Secretary -

PRIDE provides a safe space for LGBTQ students to express their concerns, tell their stories, and work towards making Luther a more accepting and aware community. Through activities and meetings, PRIDE members gain a new perspective that fosters acceptance and education.” 

Ruonan Zheng, PRIDE Member -

“Reasons to be in PRIDE: Be proud of who you are. Be in a free discussion environment without any judgement. You can make a change of the social condition at Luther.”