SHEPARD is a support group for all members of the LGBTQQIAA community who wish to be a part of it. It stands for: Stopping Homophobia, Eliminating Prejudice and Restoring Dignity. Part of the groups name comes from Matthew Shepard, a student at University of Wyoming who was murdered in 1998 as a result of a hate crime against the LGBT community. We have members of our club from all spectrums of the community, represented by each and every letter and include all in the events we hold throughout the course of the year. Some of our bigger events include, Day of Silence, which is a national event in which all participants chose not to speak for an entire day in order to show solidarity with those who are silenced due to the prejudice imposed upon the LGBTQQIAA community. Another large event is the
Laramie Project in which we put on a performance of a play in honor of Matthew Shepard and his story. We put on DOZENS of events every month and we always have a great time so be sure to stop by and check some out this year! SHEPARD is about building a safe, welcoming environment within our club and throughout the PC campus, for all who feel unsafe or unaccepted due to who they identify as. We strive to spread this message in our events and in our weekly meetings. Our goal is to inform those who may be imposing false judgment on others and bring love and acceptance to our home at PC. So come on down and Rep the Shep!