Lambda Pride is the University of Maryland, College Park's official Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) network. Our membership is open to all alumni and friends—including current students, faculty, staff, and families of students. Founded in 1998, Lambda Pride exists to connect alumni to one another, and to support learning and success of LGBTQIA students at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Upcoming Events

UMD Lambda Pride Happy Hour & Headshots
Hosted by Lambda Pride with the GW LGBT Alumni Association

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Dacha Beer Garden
1600 7th Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Join us on Tuesday, October 6th for Happy Hour & Headshots: an evening of good times, great beer, and professional networking with fellow LGBTQ Terps and GW alums. In addition to the fun, you can upgrade your not-so-great LinkedIn profile pic with a professional headshot taken by our onsite photographer. No cover to enter and the headshots are free. Happy Hour drink specials are available until 7:00pm and include $5 half liters and $10 boots of Weihenstephan Hefeweiss, Pilsner and Cometweiss!


UMD Affinity Networks Happy Hour, Thursday, October 15
Join Asian Pacific, Latino and Black alumni along with members of Lambda Pride, the university's official LGBTQ alumni network, for a joint networking event at La Tasca in downtown DC.


Lambda Pride Annual Holiday Fundraiser, December. Volunteers Needed!
Our annual holiday celebration and fundraiser. Proceeds benefit Lambda Pride 2016 events and our campus partner, The LGBT Equity Center.

Have an idea, interested in volunteering, or just want to sponsor an event? Please contact Joey DeSanto Jones, Lambda Pride President, and let us know. 

Connect with Us

We welcome new members and invite alumni to join and get involved today!

Get Involved

The Lambda Pride leadership team is growing and needs you! Are you interested in strengthening your connection to the University by being a core member of Lambda Pride's future? Consider joining our leadership team. We're in need of proud LGBTQIA Terp alums for the following volunteer roles:
  • Vice President-Educational Programs
  • Vice President-Social Programs

Please contact Joey DeSanto Jones if you are interested in learning more about joining the leadership team and volunteering with our network.

Past Events

Lambda Pride experienced a productive, fun, and busy year in 2013/2014 in which we co-hosted several events with our partners in the LGBT Staff & Faculty Association. You can read about our activities in the UMD Pride Report for 2014.

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