SOL is a student-fee funded organization that focuses on Queer/Trans People of Color (QTPOC) while putting on events and programming for individuals to embrace their full selves without compromising a piece of themselves in the process. SOL is who you fully are. Looking at all of your identities and acknowledging they all matter at the same time. While we recognize the intersection of all identities we focus particularly on the intersection of race/ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.
We provide support through educational programming, student advocacy, and ally building among undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University.
SOL is a metaphor not an acronym. “Sol” is the Spanish word for sun. Like the sun, SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network is intended to brighten our campus by improving its climate. As the sun shines on us all, SOL’s purpose is to provide support for all of the intersections of identity.
Seven Cultural Resource Centers that include (resource depends on location):
SOL’s administrative office is located within the Pride Center, but we hold office hours during the open hours of all seven of the Cultural Resource Centers on campus.