Triangle Club Elevates LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

The club hosts its annual—and very popular—Drag Show on May 4.

This story is part of a series spotlighting Seattle University student clubs. In this installment we go inside Seattle University’s Triangle Club, one of more than 100 student-run clubs on campus.

Since 2014, Seattle University’s Triangle Club has been committed to creating an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students on campus utilizing both on- and off-campus resources. Known for its annual and very popular Drag Show, the club is working hard this year to elevate their status around campus, reaching even more students. I had the opportunity to sit down at their weekly meeting and get insight on the club from several members on how they plan to increase engagement and continue promoting their inclusive and welcoming club.

“(The Triangle Club) is an opportunity to meet other queer students on campus and make connections with them,” says member Hannah Jacobs, ’25. “It’s a true bonding experience to get to meet people with similar experiences as you.”

“It serves as a relaxed environment to take a break from school and life and just get to hang out with other people like you,” adds club advertising specialist Camryn Mata, ’25.

This year, the club has two new presidents who are empowered to extend the Triangle Club’s popularity to all students through more happenings to spur higher community engagement. For example, members of the campus community can join the club on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the OMA Lounge (Student Center RM 322) for games, crafts and more. They hope to work with other clubs on campus, such as the Health and Wellness Center, to provide helpful resources.

The Triangle Club will present its annual Drag Show, hosted by performer Bilella Fierce, May 4 at Campion Ballroom. Last year nearly 300 people attended the always fun and memorable event.

“I think it gets everyone involved with the LGBTQ+ community,” says club co-president Em Wheeler, ’22. “Drag is a huge part of our culture and we want to honor that.”

And, adds club member Rhy Mack, ’25: “Ball culture is a big part of drag history so it’s cool that we always host it in Campion Ballroom.”

Keep up with the Triangle Club and its slew of exciting events, including the Drag Show, and more.

Written by Sofia Marti, '23

Tuesday, April 25, 2023