Lavender Lounge

The Lavender Lounge is intended to be a space for LGBTQIA+ identifying folks at Occidental College to feel a sense of belonging, build community, and engage with educational, supportive, and intersectional programming.

The Lavender Lounge opened on October 8th, 2019, as part of a collaborative effort between the student organization Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA), the Diversity and Equity Board (DEB) and the Intercultural Community Center (ICC). Located in Occidental College’s multicultural hall, Pauley, one of the main goals of the Lavender Lounge is to foster conversation within Oxy’s queer community on how to best support queer students from an intersectional lens.

Oxy’s queer community has shown an unwavering committment to Occidental’s student body as a whole. The College is committed to providing a space that not only encourages queer student leaders and organizations to sustain their work, but also a space that celebrates their identities and accomplishments. 

If you have a workshop, event or meeting that aligns with the mission of Lavender Lounge, or if you would like to study, relax or socialize in the Lavender Lounge, please use this request form and a member of the ICC staff will be in touch with you shortly about granting you access to this space.