On-Campus Resources

The U of M hosts 40+ GLBTA student organizations & initiatives!

Get connected & involved:

(Note: Many of the listings below are student groups. At times, due to the influx of students, some groups are more active than others. This varies from semester-to-semester based on student availability and committment. If you aren't able to reach an organization, we recommend trying again the following semester or contacting our office for additional contacts: glbtapo@umn.edu.)



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Ally Trainings & Trainer Team

  • We invite special guest co-trainers who have completed our Ally Training series to co-teach future Ally Trainings
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)



  • Student-run social & support group for those who are in any stage of the Coming Out process - we are completely safe & confidential
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu)


Bi / Pan / Fluid Inclusion Project

  • Partnership with the Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP), working to create inclusion & safer spaces for people of all sexualities - led by bisexual, pansexual, queer, & fluid-identified people across the U of M
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)



  • Group for anybody and everybody!  We strive to be the "all-other" category, for bisexual, sexually diverse, questioning, label-free, versatile, and bi-friendly individuals.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu) or search "Biversity" on Facebook



  • GLBTA-focused group in the Carlson School of Management, catering to GLBT education, awareness, and networking across the areas of business & management
  • Contact Info:  Carlson School of Management (compass@umn.edu)


Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity

  • Founded in 1987, we are a National Social Fraternity for Progressive Men attending the U of M GLBTA-focused group in the Carlson School of Management, catering to GLBT education, awareness, and networking across the areas of business & management
  • Contact Info:  Delta Lambda Phi's Website is ifrat.org or search "Delta Lambda Phi" on Facebook


Friends and Allies

  • Group for students who have GLBT friends and/or family who would like to become more involved in the queer community - also for people who generally support the GLBT community & issues we face.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu)



  • LGBTA gaming group for folks who want to be in a non-judging environment.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu) or search "GeeQs" on Facebook


Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

  • Academic department full of courses that explore gender identity, sexual orientation, and the contributions, struggles, and real-world issues affecting people of all genders & sexual identities.
  • Contact Info:  Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (gwss.umn.edu)


GLBT Minor

  • Specific cohort of students earning credits towards an academic concentration of courses focused on GLBT identities - In a world where GLBT people are more visible, having a strong background in GLBT history, culture, and theory is an increasinbly valuable part of any education.
  • Contact Info:  Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (gwss.umn.edu)



Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies

  • Group of graduate students who create an intellectual cohort that assists in the creation and dissemination of knowledge and research around topics impacting sexual orientation and gender identity, often with intersections across race, class, faith, immigration, gender, and global topics.
  • Contact Info:  Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (gwss.umn.edu)



International Student Drop-In

  • Talk with fellow international LGBT students in a safer personal space!

  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu) or International Student & Scholar Services (isss@umn.edu)



Kinky U

  • Discussion forum (not a play group) for those interested in all forms of kink, including roleplaying, leather, BDSM, and much more - the group is completely safe and confidential.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu)


Lavender Celebration - GLBT Graduation Cohort

  • Every year our cohort of GLBT graduates is honored in April at our Lavender Celebration where they are provided with caps & rainbow tassels, as well as a certificate of completion and recognition - if you're graduating this year, please let us know so we may include you in our list of awardees
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)


Lavender House

  • Living Learning Community with 30+ students in Comstock Hall through focused on uncovering the histories and cultures across GLBTA communities - students are able to explore & express their whole selves including their gender identities & sexualities, in a safe and affirming environment.
  • Contact Info:  Housing & Residential Life (housing@umn.edu) or GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)


Mentor/Mentee Program

  • Program where students (mentees) can begin to adjust to the U of M campus with the help of employees (mentors) who serve to assist GLBTA students in discussions around academics, social life, navigating the U, and identity development.
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (bfjader@umn.edu)


MN Queer Science

  • Network of GLBTQ folks from all fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine.  We are composed primarily of U of M staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, but we also have members from beyond academia.
  • Contact Info:  mnqsci@gmail.com



  • GLBTA student organization at the U of M's Law School, founded in 1984 & originally named Lambda - we are a support system, social organization, and connector for people interested in the GLBTA community & legal issues surrounding it.
  • Contact Info:  outlaw@umn.edu or tc.umn.edu/~outlaw/ or search "OutLaw" on Facebook


Pride @ Work

  • Social network for GLBTA employees at the U of M (including staff, faculty, & administrators), working to improve campus climate on topics affecting GLBTA employees including same-sex benefits, safer classrooms, & being a GLBTA professional at the U.
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (bfjader@umn.edu)


Queer Graduate and Professionals Student Association

  • Community & support network for queer graduate & professional students, focusing on issues pertinent to our lives, social activities, and assuring the representation and empowerment of graduate students & professional students at the U of M.  Students & non-students are welcome at all events.
  • Contact Info:  umn.qgpa@gmail.com or search for us on Facebook


Queer Issues Committee (U of M - Morris)

  • Provides support for students across the U of M Morris campus who are struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Contact Info:  manolis@morris.umn.edu


Queer Men

  • Group for gay, bisexual, male-identified, and progressive individuals.  Activities include discussion on hot-button queer topics of the day (gay marriage, adoption, homophobia, etc.), movie socials, pizza socials, games, and outings at nearby hotspots.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu)


Queer Student Cultural Center

  • Student-led, registered 501c3 organization whose mission is to celebrate diversity and culture within the queer community, provide a safe space for queer students to meet, while empowering other LGBT individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Contact Info:  qscc@umn.edu


Queer Women

  • Group for lesbian, bisexual, female-identified, and progressive individuals.  Activities include discussion on hot-button queer topics of the day (gay marriage, adoption, homophobia, etc.), movie socials, pizza socials, games, and outings at nearby hotspots.
  • Contact Info:  Queer Student Cultural Center (qscc@umn.edu)


St. Paul Advisory Group

  • Comprised of faculty, students, and staff, this group addresses many campuswide challenges, collaborative work, and a broader appreciation and understanding of the GLBTA community.
  • Contact Info:  divcfans@umn.edu


Steven J. Schochet Endowment & Board

  • In honor of alumnus Steven J. Schochet, this board povides funding for initiatives that impact campuswide change and increased dialogue for social change across the U of M.
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)


Systemwide Commission

  • Group for employees & students across all the U of M coordinate campuses (Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, St. Paul, & Twin Cities) devoted to improving campus climate & sharing best practices across the U of M system.
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)


Tongues Untied

  • Group deeply rooted in the experiences of people of color who identify as GLBTQ and/or same-gender-loving.  Based on the famous documentary "Tongues Untied" by Marlon Riggs & Essex Hemphill, this group serves to connect students across the U of M community while providing outreach efforts to local schools and community organizations.
  • Contact Info:  GLBTA Programs Office (glbtapo@umn.edu)



  • Tranarchy is a group for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and trans-allied individuals, as well as those who are in the process of questioning their gender identify.
  • Contact Info: qscc@umn.edu


Transgender Commission

  • Transgender Commission at the University of Minnesota is a coalition of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members working for equity, access, and liberation for people of all gender identities and expressions, led by trans*, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people across the U of M and local Twin Cities community.
  • Contact: TransCom@umn.edu


Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies

  • The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies is a globally recognized GLBT archive of historical articles, books, research, and collectibles that catalog the histories and identities of GLBT across Minnesota and the world at large.  Students utilize many of the documents and ephemera from the Tretter Collection in their research projects and academic papers.
  • Contact: Lisa Vecoli - lvecoli@umn.edu


U of M Duluth - GLBT Student Services

  • The mission of the GLBT Services Office is to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate programs and services that affirm GLBT people and their allies in support of their academic success and social development, while encouraging an environment which promotes and appreciates multiculturalism.
  • Contact: Angie Nichols - anichols@d.umn.edu

Additonal:             On Campus Resources.pdf