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LGBTQ at Babson

Babson LGBTQ Action Group

Creating a community that values, supports, and celebrates LGBTQ individuals and their allies.

Babson’s LGBTQ Action Group is comprised of faculty, staff, alumni, and undergraduate and graduate students who are actively advancing Babson's standing as a welcoming community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals and their allies.

The group is co-chaired by Jamie Kendrioski, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, and Melissa Shaak, Director of Student Financial Services. Graduate Assistant for LGBTQ Programs Christine Yoon M'15 and LGBTQ Programs Assistant Matt Hard '17 are available via email at and during Walk-In Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-noon, in the Glavin Office (Hollister 220).

You Can Play: Babson Athletics Stands Up for Diversity of All Kinds

The Babson College Beavers proudly join You Can Play in celebrating diversity of all kinds, including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, religion, and ethnicity.

LGBTQ & Allies Welcome Reception

Kick off the new year with the Babson LGBTQ and Ally community on Tuesday, September 9, at the fourth annual Welcome Reception for new LGBTQ community members and allies. Students, alumni, staff, faculty, families, friends are invited to join us from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Glavin Chapel.

Safe Zone Training

Learn to become an effective, educated ally to the LGBTQ community at Babson and beyond through a Safe Zone training session. New Fall dates are now posted.

Babson Earns LGBTQ-Friendly Campus Listing

We are proud to announce that Babson has eaned 4.5 stars in this year's Campus Pride Index's LGBT-Friendly Campus list, which assesses campuses on eight different LGBTQ-friendly factors. This improved rating reflects the many changes made across campus to improve our support of our LGBTQ community members.

Babson Celebrates Pride in Boston and San Francisco

Join Babson's LGBTQ and Ally community celebrated Pride in Boston and San Francisco this year with an enthusiastic contingent of students, faculty/staff, alumni, and Biz-E. We marched in Boston's Pride Parade and joined the San Francisco Pride Celebration for our first year ever with a Babson booth.

Visit the NOH8 Photo Exhibit in Reynolds

View photos of over 100 students, faculty, and staff who participated in the Day of Silence photo shoot. The exhibit will be in the Global Lounge, on the second floor of Reynolds, through commencement.

You can also preview the exhibit on Flickr. Scroll through to find yourself, your friends, or your colleagues.

Show Your Support as a Visible Ally

Visit the Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education in Hollister to pick up a your Ally sticker, or call 781-239-4565 and we’ll send you one.

35 Nominations Received for Inaugural Pride Awards

These awards recognize the contributions of Babson students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the College who are engaged in creating a visibly welcoming campus community for LGBTQ individuals and their allies. Recipients of the Babson Pride awards will be announced at the annual Babson Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 15, 2014.

“In the spirit of promoting diversity at Babson, the LGBTQ and ally community is excited to bring greater awareness and celebration of LGBTQ culture to the Babson campus and beyond.”

– Melissa Shaak,
Director of Student Financial Services and Co-chair of Babson’s LGBTQ Action Group


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