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PRIDE is the student organization at Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, questioning, queer, any other sexual orientation or gender minority students, and their allies.  PRIDE was founded in 2000 by Dr. Carmen Cruz and Amber Deane and won the Outstanding Student Organization Award in 2006.  More recently, PRIDE won the Best Overall Organization in the 2012 Golf Cart Parade.

Mission Statement:

To promote affirmation as well as provide social support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, questioning, straight, or other students;

Enhance awareness about sexual identity in the Texas Woman's University community;

Engage in activism to help end discrimination and secure equal civil rights on campus and in the local community.

Membership and Contact:

There are no membership dues and no role is taken at meetings.  Safety is a priority with PRIDE and we want to be sure to keep all PRIDE-lings safe and try to maintain anonymity outside of meetings and events.  To be a PRIDE-ling all you have to do is show up and participate! You can learn about meeting times and locations by joining our mailing list by contacting us on gmail: or by joining us on Blackboard: Organization tab, search PRIDE, where you can see our semester calendar!  You can also add us on Facebook: twu.pride, but on there it is possible others could see that friendship.

Current Officers: 

Crimson Hite, President
Who prefers to be referred to just by name or officer position.

Devaney Benedict, Vice President
Who prefers to be referred to with she/her/hers.

Lessley Okoro, Treasurer
Also goes by Diiva.  Who prefers to be referred to with she/her/hers.

Ne'chelle' Lincoln, Secretary
Who prefers to be referred to with she/her/hers.

Calendar of Events

The contents of this web page are the sole responsibility of PRIDE and its contributors, and do not necessarily represent the official statements, opinions or policies of Texas Woman's University. The administrator of this web page is PRIDE, who may be contacted at Unofficial information may be posted and maintained by TWU faculty, staff and student groups or individuals. TWU does not accept any responsibility or liability for any information contained on these pages. Information of any type should be verified by direct contact with appropriate University officials for accuracy and timeliness.

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