OSU Rainbow Connect

OSU Rainbow Connect is an official network open to Oregon State alumni and friends who identify with and support LGBTQIA+ communities. Our goals are to facilitate connections, engage alumni and students in learning and healing, share opportunities and guidance for emerging LGBTQIA+ professionals, and encourage advocacy that creates a more inclusive Oregon State.


Meet regularly and build your support network. Contact our leadership team or join our Facebook group to learn how you can get involved.

Contact us
Benny Beaver with Rainbow Flag

Upcoming Events

May 6

Welcome Social | OSU Rainbow Connect



May 7

Pride Center Anniversary & OSU Rainbow Connect Celebration



Objectives and Goals

(Re)connect with OSU

  • Expand networks of alumni and friends in Oregon and beyond
  • Attend social, educational and service-based events



  • Support LGBTQIA+ advocacy efforts and leadership on campus
  • Celebrate stories of impact and social action at OSU and beyond
  • Fill out the interest form to make an impact with OSU Rainbow Connect


Career Support

  • Professional and personal development
  • Mentorship between students and alumni
  • Navigating identity in the workplace
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OSU Rainbow Connect Network Leadership Council

Julie Cooper '18
Oregon State University Foundation

Ellen (Weigant) Dishman 
Portland Community College

Christine Hoang, '18, M.Ed., '20 
Design & Photography

Cindy Konrad
She/Her or They/Them
Oregon State University

Nicholas Running, '10
Cable Hill Partners