Spectrum Center

Volunteer

Each year students choose to spend some time volunteering with the Spectrum Center in a variety of ways. 

Volunteers can: 

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Request a Spectrum Center Workshop

 

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Interested in expanding your knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and topics? Want to find ways to improve your allyhood? Our Education & Training team works with students, faculty, and community members who may or may not identify in LGBTQ+ community, to discuss best practices when creating and maintaining spaces open to LGBTQ+ identified individuals.

 


Jim Toy Celebration of Liberation

You’re invited to join the Spectrum Center for the Jim Toy Celebration of Liberation, happening Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Michigan Theater. This event is an opportunity for community and friends to come together to honor Jim Toy, who passed away on New Year’s Day. Jim was co-founder of the Spectrum Center, and his legacy has been felt deeply across campus.

Jim Toy stands at the pews of a church with a smile on his face. He is wearing a plaid shirt.

Jim Toy, One of Spectrum Center's Founders, Dies at 91

Spectrum Center co-founder and U-M alumnus Jim Toy, MSW ‘81, passed away over the weekend at the age of 91. Toy was known as an outspoken activist and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and worked to establish the Human Sexuality Office in 1971, which later became the Spectrum Center. 

Jim Toy speaking at Lavender Graduation, 2017.

2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Spectrum Center awards two scholarships each year, and we'd like to introduce you to this year's recipients! Please join us in congratulating Hasana Lester and Theo Poling!

Scholarship recipients Theo Poling and Hasana Lester

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