Coming Out Week: October 11-15, 2021

Wayne State University Coming Out Week is a week filled with events and programming to show support and showcase the WSU LGBTQ+ student and employee populations. These programs are not only educational, but also a space to connect and network with queer and ally individuals across the campus community.

These events are planned by various student organizations, the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE), the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (GSW) program, the Dean of Students Office (DOSO), the Queer Faculty and Staff Organization (QWSU), and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Monday, Oct. 11

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Thursday, Oct. 14

Friday, Oct. 15

All week

  • Coming Out Boxes will be in the Student Center, Purdy-Kresge Library, and the UGL

Coming out isn't always easy or straightforward. So coming out boxes will be placed around campus to allow students to anonymously place a note inside with their coming out experiences, words of encouragement, and/or support. But your "coming out" story could also be about mental health, family dynamics, crushes, wishes, fears, aspirations…Notes will be displayed the following week in a show of collective support and community.

Other events

Wednesday, Oct. 20

If you are interested in a free rainbow mask (while supplies last) or purchasing a WSU Pride shirt, please contact Brandon Shamoun, Dean of Students Office.

Please RSVP to these events using the Get Involved platform where information will be regularly updated. If you have any questions please reach out to Kristin Johnston,, or Dr. Michael Schmidt,