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LGBTQ+ Alumni Community

Identity-based communities connect Broncos based on their shared cultural, racial, or personal identities. These communities provide alumni of diverse backgrounds a comfortable environment for networking and socializing, as well as opportunities to honor shared heritage and experiences. All who identify with or support these communities are welcome to join!

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To receive information on community events, campus updates, and Bronco happenings, we encourage you to contact us directly, update your contact information with the Alumni Association, and join our Community Facebook Group.

10 Years of the RRC

Rainbow Resource Center, 10th Anniversary Founders Panel

Take a look back through the history of the RRC with this slideshow commemorating the 10th anniversary.

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  • Karl Kuehn

    Karl Kuehn is a 2006 graduate of Santa Clara University. While at SCU, he studied art history and dance, and was very involved in the SCU community as a writer for The Santa Clara, the winner of the first Mr. Alpha-Arts pageant, an associated student government class justice, and the infamous Bucky the Bronco mascot. Upon graduation, Karl danced professionally around the world, and is currently the Upper School Dance Director at The Harker School in San Jose. Karl is very excited to further build and develop the LGBTQ+ alumni network and continue the momentum to better serve the greater SCU community!

  • Matthew Hatzke

    Matthew Hatzke is a 2007 graduate of Santa Clara University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. During his time at Santa Clara, he played on the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer team. Following graduation, he was drafted in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft in 2008 by the Los Angeles Galaxy. Matt was later traded and played the 2008 season with the San Jose Earthquakes. Following his career in soccer, he came out publicly on Outsports.com and is recognized as 1 of 2 former MLS players to come out publicly as gay. Currently, Matt practices as a general dentist in San Jose. He is very much looking forward to helping with the continued development and growth of the LGBTQ+ alumni network as well as getting current students involved.

SCU Alumni Association

Zach Plaza ’07
Senior Assistant Director, Community Engagement

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  • Did you know the RRC is celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 31, 2021!? The RRC will be sending out more information when the new academic year begins with details on all of the events and programs we will be hosting for a year-long celebration!
  • Rainbow Buddies, our mentorship program, will continue to meet next academic year. If you would like to become a mentor, please fill out the interest form HERE so we can get you matched with a student mentee!
  • Interested in donating to the RRC? You can either make a gift to the Rainbow Resource Center, which helps provide funding for our space and programs, or make a gift to the LGBTQ+ Endowed Scholarship Fund, which supports LGBTQ+ students and their academic endeavors. Please click HERE to donate today!
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