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Queer@Scripps is a group for queer-identifying students, staff, postdocs, researchers, faculty, and alumni at Scripps to connect, share resources, and be in community with each other. We host informal meet-ups and plan events throughout the year. 


Bi-weekly Lunch Meet-ups

We host informal lunch meet-ups on Pawka Green from 12:30-1:30pm on every other Friday. For Fall Quarter 2023 these will be on 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, and 12/1. Bring your own lunch and come socialize with friends! Light snacks provided.

Upcoming Events
  • More events will be announced throughout the quarter. Come to our events to get free stickers or pins! 

To stay tuned for more details, be sure to sign up for our listserv by filling out this Google Form.

Get Involved

We have many different ways you can connect with us: through our listserv, through our Slack workspace, and by emailing our group. Please fill out this Google Form so we can provide you with the appropriate information based on your interest.

Want to host an event with us? Please email leadership-queer-sio@ucsd.edu 


Please email leadership-queer-sio@ucsd.edu with any questions or if you would like more information.

Past Events

9/19/2023: Grad Student Open House

Met incoming students at the LGBTRC

7/15/2023: San Diego Pride Parade

Marched with the LGBTRC in the Pride Parade

7/14/2023: Nat at Night

Shared some of the research we're conducting as queer scientists after hours at the Natural History Museum

6/1/2023: Pride Month

Pride Flag raised on campus for the 2nd consecutive year 

4/14/2023: TG at Surfside

Proudly hosted TG for the SIO community

12/12/2022: After-Hours Meet-up at BJ's La Jolla

Met up for happy hour off-campus to decompress with peers.

10/26/2022: After-Hours Meet-up at Izakaya Underbelly

Met up on UCSD upper campus to chat about queer issues over good food!

6/15/2022: Pride Month Pizza Party 

To celebrate the month, we hosted a pizza party for LGBTQ+ folks at SIO.

5/20/2022: Out at the Park 

Tabled at the UCSD stadium's Pride baseball game.

12/1/2021: Anti-Racism in the LGBTQ+ Community Discussion

At our December Meet-up, we hosted Maribel Gomez, Assistant Director for Education of the LGBT Resource Center here at UCSD, to lead a discussion on Anti-Racism in the LGBTQ+ Community. 

October 2021: Pumpkin Painting!

To celebrate Halloween, we hosted Pumpkin Painting for our members at Surfside! 

6/28/2021: Tie Dye at La Jolla Shores Park

For Pride Month, we brought tie dye supplies to La Jolla Shores Park, and we were able to tie dye Pride-related apparel. This was a great way to celebrate Pride and bring the community together.

June 2021: Instagram Campaign featured on WMIS's Instagram (@wmis_sio)

Check out our Instagram Campaign for Pride Month on @wmis_sio! We will feature queer members of the Scripps community and discuss relevant issues!

6/3/2021 12:30-2pm: Growing Up in Science with Dr. Sylvia Newell

This month, we featured a queer speaker, Dr. Sylvia Newell. These events are set up as conversations between a guest scientist and students and postdocs. We focus on the scientist’s personal stories, highlighting struggles, goals, serendipity, success, and failure. The discussion would be centered on your personal journey into and through science, as opposed to the rigid scientific path we so often see reflected on CVs and websites.

4/19/2021 3-4pm: LGBTQ+ at UCSD: Here & Now

Learn more about the history and significance of the LGBT Resource Center at UCSD with Dr. Shaun Travers, hear from Drs. Ashley Juavinett and Yi-Zhuang You about being out in academia, and learn how to get involved with the various queer student groups on campus! This event was part of the LGBTRC's Out & Proud Series.