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About Rice Alumni Pride

Rice Alumni Pride (RAP) is Rice's unified group for all gender and sexually diverse alumni and allies, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex alumni.  RAP supports and promotes the interests of Rice University and its alumni with an emphasis on issues specific to the LGBTQIA community.  Membership is open to Rice alumni and ally friends.

RAP hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including:

  • Networking programs with other universities and LGBTQIA groups.
  • Houston Pride Parade float.
  • Happy hours and mixers.
  • Professional development programs and panel presentations.
  • Award presentation and social during Rice Homecoming and Reunion.


You can make a donation directly to RAP, which helps fund career panels, speakers and receptions; special projects like the Rice Houston Pride Parade float, and other events and programs. To contribute, please visit and indicate that your gift should go to “Rice Alumni Pride G84038-057000-52100” in the special instructions field of the giving form.

Please consider making a donation to the Rice Alumni Pride Student Award, which provides school funding to outstanding current students who have made a significant contribution to the LGBT community by visiting and indicating that your gift should go to “E21770 RGLAA Endowed Award” in the special instructions field of the giving form.

Volunteer Leadership

Members of the RAP governance hold two-year terms. There is an annual business meeting during homecoming. Prior to that meeting, we issue a call inviting those who are interested in open positions to learn more. A vote during the meeting will determine who is selected for open positions.

Board Chair: Kendall Toarmina '10
Awards Chair: Corey Devine '03
Communications Chair: Teddy Bucher '08
Student Outreach Chair: Tamara Siler '86
Historian: Michael LaRue '86

RAP Quick Links

ARA Calendar
Update Alumni Info
Owlumni Directory
RAP Facebook

For more information about this group, please contact us at

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