Columbia Pride

Alum Lena Waithe ‘06Alum Lena Waithe ‘06
Columbia is thrilled to honor our LGBTQIA+ community with a campaign including Alum Lena Waithe ‘06.

The Shape What's Next campaign will appear at 21 CTA rail stations on large digital kiosks throughout the month of June. Columbia is also sponsoring CTA’s Community Connection Bus, a fully branded Columbia bus.

The interior of the bus is designed as a cooling station and a place for people to charge their devices. Columbia ambassadors will be at the bus located near the CTA Belmont station. If you plan to be at the Pride Parade on June 26, stop by and show us your pride. We will be passing out swag and connecting with prospective and current students, and alumni. 


We have also created additional ways for you to show and share your Pride for the LGBTQ+ community and Columbia College Chicago through our Columbia Pride website, a Zoom background, and throughout Pride Month, we’re featuring four individuals from Columbia who share a little bit about their diverse experiences at the college and the freedom to be themselves. If you'd like to volunteer to be an ambassador on the Columbia Community Connection bus during the Pride Parade, please fill out this form

Visit the Columbia Pride website to learn more.