National Coming Out Week (NCOW) is a host of programs held for a 5-7 day period in October on an annual basis. NCOW was introduced to Temple University in the fall of 2009 by two former Resident Directors, Nu'Rodney Prad and Andrew Dies.

Rather than celebrating on a singular day, events and activities were created during the week prior to bringing awareness to the annual National Coming Day held on October 11th. Programs that are generally hosted through this committee include panel discussions (race, sexuality, religion), come out-speak out monologues, and the NCOW Fest!

NCOWfest & Speakout
Queer Connect
Drag Show

A joint event that allows students to explore campus and community resources that support gender and sexuality identities.

As a part of the week-long festivities, we feature a keynote speaker from the LGBTQIA+ community.

An event that allows students to get resources and advice from LGBTQIA+ professionals while learning how to advocate for inclusivity in the workplace.

We always end the week with a vivacious, entertaining and informed night as we introduce the current drag community. 

NCOW AT Temple

The NCOW committee works to accomplish the goals of Temple’s diverse student, staff, and faculty population while creating a more integrated atmosphere for discussions pertaining to the LGBTQIA+ community.