About Us

      Photo of 1st U of M building & link to the history of the GLBTA PO            Photo of man in suit pointing to computer graphic and link to our office's mission and vision

Academic Awards, Fellowships, & Scholarships


Local Scholarships

LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

GLBTA Leadership Awards

GLBTA Leadership Awards


  • Recognizing the achievements of students, employees, alumni, or community partners across the U of M system
  • Any person or organization from any U of M campus may be nominated

Breaking the Silence Awards

Max GriesBreaking The Silence Awards represent high achievement & focus on improving campus climate, community engagement, and university-wide change work regarding GLBTA identities.


Academic Awards & Scholarships

Learn more about the various academic awards and scholarships offered through the GLBTA Programs Office:

Breaking the Silence Awards

GLBTA Leadership Awards

GLBTA Student Scholarships

Schochet GLBT Studies Awards for Excellence in Creativity and Scholarship

Queer Student Cultural Center

Photo: Queer Student Cultural Ceneter logo


On-Campus Resources

Check out the links below for our On-Campus Resources! 


Tongues Untied


Trans Advisory & Action Team


Who We Are

The University of Minnesota's Trans Advisory & Action Team, TAAT, formerly known as the Transgender Commission, is a coalition of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members organizing across disciplines and departments for access and liberation for transgender and gender nonconforming people. TAAT is led by trans and gender nonconforming people and open to persons of all gender identities and expressions.

Steven J. Schochet Endowment

The Steven J. Schochet Endowment provides funding to support academic initiatives in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. Named for U of M alumnus Steven J. Schochet, the Endowment hosts lectures and symposia, highlighting important work being done in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota and beyond.


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