Mission, Vision, and Social Justice Values Statements

Mission Statement

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life is dedicated to transforming campus climate for University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, alum and community members by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality through education, advocacy, outreach and support. 

About Us

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Academic Awards, Fellowships, & Scholarships

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Local Scholarships

LGBTQIA Leadership Scholarship

  • University of MN full-time students
  • Scholarship Amounts: $500-$1,000
  • Application Deadline: April 21st

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

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On-Campus Resources

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


Tongues Untied



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