Spectrum Center

50th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m., join us at the Michigan League for a festive gala to celebrate the legacy, impact, and vision of the nation’s first on-campus office for the LGBTQ+ community. Pink tie attire (think fun and festive) encouraged!

The event includes a panel discussion exploring the question: What does a thriving LGBTQ+ community at Michigan look like in the next 50 years?, followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres, themed cocktails, and live music. 

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.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation, presented by the Spectrum Center 

Date: Thursday, April 28

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: The League Courtyard

Format: In-person, with virtual access for guests. 


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

Through our LGBTQ Allyhood Development Training, participants will grow in their personal awareness, knowledge, skills, and ability to act as social justice allies.

These trainings are open to anyone: beginner to advanced, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and regardless of affiliation with the University of Michigan.

*The Education & Training team is taking the month of June to review our workshop and training content material and will be taking a break from scheduling workshops during the month. The team will continue taking consultations and will begin scheduling workshop requests in August 2022.* 


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