What is SHADES?
Shades is a society at the University of Sydney that organises social events for GLBTIQ students and their friends. Founded in 2010, Shades has been met with excitement and enthusiasm and now boasts a membership of over 500 people. The basics of who we are and what we do can be summarised in four simple ideas:

  1. We throw parties.
  2. Our events are designed to be apolitical.
  3. We love GLBTIQ people and are proud of their achievements.
  4. We invite successful GLBTIQ people from a range of industries to come and speak about their achievements.

We put on several events a semester, ranging from large themed parties at locations around Sydney to more intimate Speaker’s Nights, where we hear from successful members of the GLBTIQ community. Other Shades events have included an informal welcome drinks for first year students and a scavenger hunt — the possibilities are endless!

Since its inception, Shades has gone from strength to strength, and we are excited about future GLBTIQ and GLBTIQ-friendly social and networking events at the University of Sydney. Most importantly, YOU’RE INVITED! — no matter what shade you are.

How can I become a member?
While SHADES events are open to everyone, if you would like to support SHADES you can also become a financial member for just $6 a year. Membership entitles you to vote at meetings, nominate for positions on the SHADES Executive, and access discounts to certain events throughout the year. For more information on how to become a member, send Luca an email at secretary@shades.org.au.