Pride Events

What Pride Events Does

The Pride Events Committee is responsible for planning major events such as Legacy, Allen Street Bash, Past to Present, and The Best of Penn State Carnival. These events are designed to help unite the Penn State community by engaging all aspects of the university and teaching them about important historical traditions that bind all Nittany Lions together. Our committee color is Light Blue.

For questions or concerns please contact Pride Events Director, Olivia Soda, at prideeventshomecoming@psu.edu.

Captain Positions

Administrative Assistant (1)

This captain is responsible for anything pertaining to the Director, committee members and Homecoming in general. This captain will be in charge of taking meeting minutes, sending out reminders and information about events and ordering committee specific merchandise for all of Pride Events captains and committee members. The Administrative Assistant Captain will also have the responsibilities of leading and preparing the Pride Events Committee Members for all of Pride Events’ events. This captain must be organized, creative, and sociable.

Legacy Captain (1)

This captain is responsible for planning and executing the Homecoming Event that is Legacy. The focus of this event is to celebrate the Homecoming Logo with the Penn State Community and signify that Homecoming is a year-long celebration. This event occurs in the spring semester; moreover, the captain must be prepared for fast pace planning, and must come prepared with creative and innovative ideas for this event.  Although this captain’s main event will be during the spring semester they will also be responsible for planning a Homecoming Movie Night for the Penn State community in the fall semester.

Bash Captain (1)

This captain is responsible for planning and executing the Allen Street Bash event. This event will be a mini festival for the Penn State community to have fun and kick off Homecoming week. This captain will be in charge of all aspects of the event, including, but not limited to, organizing the layout of the event, working on a timeline for the entertainment, gathering and reaching out to potential vendors and organizations for booths, and set up and tear down of the event. This captain should have a strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, creativity and organizational skills.

Past to Present Captains (2)

These captains will be responsible for planning and executing the Past to Present event that occurs during Homecoming Week. This event encompasses the history of Penn State and how it has developed into the Penn State we see today. The applicants for this position must possess efficient communication and interpersonal skills, organizational abilities, creativity and originality.

Best of Penn State Carnival Captains (2)

These captains will be responsible for planning and executing the annual Best of Penn State Carnival (BOPS Carnival). Captains will be in charge of all aspects of the event, including, but not limited to, gathering a list of potential booths and coordinating them, a layout of the carnival, working on the timeline for the entertainment, helping with set-up, overseeing the event itself and assisting with tear-down of the event. These captains must come prepared with innovative and creative ideas for the future of this event. Applicants must possess strong work ethic, efficient communication skills and excellent organizational abilities.