The Board consists of several committees: the Executive Committee, Community Relations (which has two subcommittees – one for on campus events and relations, and another for beyond campus events and relations), External Communications, and Recruitment & Membership. The 2021 Committee Leads, Committee Members and Committee Email are shown in the chart below.
Community Relations & Events – Beyond Campus Subcomittee
At our town hall this July, we heard that Stanford Pride needs to change. In response, we are embarking on a six month initiative for organizational change. We are setting aside conventions, structures and bylaws to re-envision who we are and what we do. To become a better and more useful version of what Stanford’s intergenerational queer community can be, we ask that you not only take part in – but also help steer – our journey in transformation.
Coordinate with Stanford National Black Alumni Association and other affinity alumni organizations to host more joint events about the shared history of our communities and about advocating effectively for societal change.
Stanford Pride is holding a Special Election for the Board of Directors as part of our commitment to better serve Black members of our community. This election is happening alongside ongoing efforts to better serve queer and trans people of color through cohosting events with SNBAA and POC alumni organizations, surveying queer and trans students of color, and rethinking our event programming. Stanford Pride recognizes that, while we have made progress on our Board diversity over the last few years, we have a long way to go to truly represent and support the diversity of the LGBTQ+ alumni community. This special election plays a key part in our work to achieve that goal.
Please apply yourself or refer others to serve on our board, especially those who:
Have experience working with Stanford staff, faculty, and students
Are well-connected to local LGBTQ+ communities, including those at Stanford
Demonstrate leadership potential
Will represent Stanford Pride in their community
Current students are eligible to apply (both graduate or undergraduate).
Email your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest to Eric Elkin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We ask all candidates to submit their application by December 10, 2020.
How to Refer
If you know someone that you think could contribute their lived experienced to the Stanford Pride Board, please refer them to us. We will reach out to them with information about being a Board Member and how to apply.
Board Members hold their position for a two-year term. In this time, they will support the mission and goals of Pride by:
Attending events and actively engage constituency
Serving on at least one board committee
Attending scheduled board calls and committee-specific calls scheduled as necessary
Stanford Pride (stanfordpride.org) is the LGBTQ+ club of the Stanford Alumni Association. The board consists of alumni volunteers (primarily) with students, staff & faculty welcome to join the board. Our Mission is to create and foster an affirming community of LGBTQ+ alumni, students, faculty and staff, and to represent the Stanford LGBTQ+ communities to the University and beyond.
A sample of community involvement and events includes:
We award the Stanford Pride Fellowship each year to 1-2 outstanding undergraduates, allowing them to pursue summer internships serving the LGBTQ community
Reunion Homecoming event for LGBTQ+ alumni
Lavender Graduation, an event to celebrate the graduating class of LGBTQ+ students each year
Culture Club – a quarterly discussion of a book or a movie primarily focusing on queer people of color
Inter-generational Discussion: high school students, college students, and alums
Community service and professional networking events
Social gatherings at art galleries, pubs, athletic events, and private homes