NWACC Pride Student Clubs | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Be You. With Us!


A student club where all sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, sexualities and asexualities are welcomed and celebrated. A place where the diverse LGBTQIA+ students and their fellow student allies/supporters can find connection, friendship and support.

Email us at pride@nwacc.edu
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
NWACC web page

Advisor: Gina Johns479-619-4360
and Danielle Schader 479-619-2214


We are an active club!  We host the following events:

A regular club meeting for NWACC students only that will encourage connection, self-exploration and education. Usually during the lunch hour with lunch provided. Guest speakers often invited.

The student club meetings are generally on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11am-1:00pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, 3rd floor, Room 318.

A meal for the students of PRIDE at NWACC hosted by the PRIDE P.A.L.S. Our goal is a shared meal together that is filled with the sounds of laughter, music, good food, and good friends.  An environment that encourages lighthearted and also difficult conversations and sharing, which push us to grow and strengthen our bond.  An environment that develops pride where there is a history of shame, empowerment where there is a history of oppression, healing where there has been a history of trauma, and joy where there is a history of sorrow. A true family dinner!

Our family dinners are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5pm in the Becky Paneitz Student Center, Room 108.

Events throughout the year that highlight PRIDE history, celebrations, social causes, etc. PRIDE P.A.L.S and PRIDE at NWACC collaborations.

Follow us on social media for all events, meetings and dinners as they are subject to change.

Need Help?  We can provide the following assistance!

NWACC students are welcome to use the restroom of their choosing.  For those who would prefer a single stall locking door we have maps that will show you their location. 

While legal first names must remain on permanent records, NWACC recognizes that students may wish to use a name other than their legal first name.  This request will change your first name in the following locations:

  • NWACC email display name (email address will remain the same)
  • Success Planner
  • Canvas
  • Class rosters

Preferred Chosen Name Form

We all need a little help sometimes!  Our caring counselors are a safe space and can also provide assistance with things like time management!

Find out more today!

We have the information on how to navigate this process and would love to share it with you! Contact us at pride@nwacc.edu

If you are on campus and in distress, please seek immediate assistance by contacting NWACC Police at 479-619-4229.  Off-campus, dial 911.  If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support, the following helplines are available 24/7:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Available to people of all ages and identities
  • Trevor Project Lifeline
    Available to LGBT youth
  • Trans Lifeline
    Available to trans or gender-nonconforming persons