FallFest welcomed new and returning students alike back to campus last week. For more than 20 years, FallFest has been a way for students to make new friends, get some free food and check out student organizations. However, given that UNC has over 500 student organizations on campus, and 18,000 undergraduate students enrolled, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd.
That’s why this Thursday, UNC’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance will be hosting the Queer FallFest in Union 2423 from 5-8 p.m. Visitors can expect snacks, tables for various clubs and lots of other students interested in the LGBTQ community on campus — think a mini-FallFest.
Students will get a chance to see various different types of organizations at Queer FallFest, from groups interested in women’s rights, to student publications like Siren, a free feminist magazine that is written by UNC students and available on campus.
The organizations that will be present at Queer FallFest include Pride Place, Campus Y, the LGBTQ Center, Feminist Students United, Queer and Transgender People of Color, Carolina Women’s Center, Carolina Advocating for Gender Equity, oStem, Student Wellness and SAGA.
“SAGA is an organization that is trying to make a more welcome environment for LGBTQ students with hangout-type events and some activism as well,” Lauren Griffith, SAGA’s community involvement chairperson, said.