Each year, Swarthmore College hosts the Sager Symposium on a current topic for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. It is supported by the Sager Fund, which was created in 1988 by Swarthmore alumnus Richard Sager '73. In the past few years, symposia have explored sexual politics in the bedroom, boardroom, and classroom; queer media; coalition building across queer differences; queer people of color; the intersections of race, religion, and gender; queer activism; same-sex marriage and queer families; and transgender movements.
The Sager Symposium is made possible by the Sager Fund. This year's co-sponsors include the President's Office; Intercultural Center; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Office of Alumni Relations; Office of Gender Education; the Departments and Programs of English Literature, Film & Media Studies, Interpretation Theory, Latin American Studies, Music & Dance, Peace & Conflict Studies, Sociology & Anthropology, Theatre Studies, Women's Studies; Deshi; Drama Board; Enlace; Forum for Free Speech; Student Budget Committee Fun FUNd; Swarthmore Asian Organization; Swarthmore Queer Union; Queer-Straight Alliance; and the Women's Resource Center.