Western Oregon University sponsors Monmouth Has Pride with grant

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MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University, for the second consecutive year, is a partner sponsor for Monmouth Has Pride, hosted by the City of Monmouth. The sponsorship is part of a LGBTQ2SIA+ Student Success Grant, awarded to Western in partnership with Central School District

Monmouth Has Pride is a fun, family-friendly event celebrating the LGBTQ2SIA+ community and includes a parade, live music, activities, vendors, and free food (while supplies last). 

“We chose to include support for the Monmouth Has Pride event into our grant, as it supports our strategy to build safer affirming spaces. This event has seen incredible growth since its inception, and provides an amazing opportunity for community engagement in support and celebration of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community,” shared Dominique Vargas, executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. “Any opportunity we can have for the university, the school district, and the greater community to come together to create a more inclusive environment, we want to take it.”

Monmouth Has Pride is free and open to the public. This event takes place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm at Main Street Park in Monmouth, Ore.

Learn more about Monmouth Has Pride 


About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, established in Monmouth in 1856, proudly stands as Oregon’s oldest public university. Hosting around 4,000 students, Western embodies a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution, with approximately 80% of its students hailing from within the state. Notably, its diverse student body comprises individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, veterans, and non-traditional learners. Western stands as the preferred campus in Oregon for those pursuing an enriching education within a nurturing, student-focused environment, characterized by faculty-led instruction. Together we succeed.

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