& Reunion 2012
Alumni and Friends Reception
7–9 p.m. Friday
Rice GLBT Alumni and Friends Reception
Although there is no cost to attend, we kindly request
that you RSVP
Gay and Lesbian Alumni
We’ve come a long way in the last 20 years,
but there’s much more ground to cover. As alumni,
we are essential to the continued development of a harmonious
campus environment. Our cohesion as a group and visibility
as informed members of the Rice alumni network are essential
to helping Rice’s future alumni have a better
While we’re most certainly an extremely diverse
group of alumni, we share some core values; We’re
proud of Rice, we’re proud of who we are, and
we’re proud of the contribution GLBT students
have made to the history of Rice as one of the nation’s
foremost academic institutions.
GALA welcomes you as a member of one of the most dynamic
alumni groups Rice has to offer.
A Welcome from Rice's President
Rice University is committed to providing
a quality and supportive educational environment
for all of our students. The opening in fall 2005
of GATHER, the new campus resource center to support
Rice's GLBT student population, was an indication
of our commitment. Many alumni responded favorably
to this campus effort.
Rice's GLBT alumni — like alumni from many other institutions — have said that college was challenging enough without the added dimension of being gay or lesbian in a community that may not have always been supportive. Times are changing. It is my hope that through increased support for student initiatives, campus dialogue and programming, and with an active alumni organization, the university can continue to make progress.
The Rice community will continue to build an environment that supports our students — current and past — and prepares them for future success. Through this group, I hope that alumni will have the opportunity to enrich the lives of their peers and especially the lives of Rice's current students. Thank you for dedicating your time, energy, and resources to support Rice's GLBT community.
David W. Leebron
President, Rice University
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