Spectrum Center

Going Virtual

Due to ongoing circumstances with the COVID-19 virus, the University of Michigan is taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of our students and staff by closing the center. Although the physical space is closed, our dedicated team is continuing to serve students virtually between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EDT), Monday through Friday. In addition, Spectrum Center is hosting virtual drop-in hours. Sign up for an appointment slot here.

Sign up for Drop-in Hours

Please reach out to us, we are here for you. We are prepared for social listening and new ways to bring students into community. You can email us at spectrumcenter@umich.edu or call (734) 763-4186


The Center recognizes that these are uncertain times and appreciates your questions about how it impacts LGBTQ+ resources and events. Spectrum Center is reviewing program offerings and events in a case-by-case scenario aiming to either cancel, postpone, or shift events online during the recommended period.

The Center is committed to ensuring access to the office for students that remain on campus while maintaining ongoing and flexible employment  opportunities for student staff. Below is a list of updates regarding Spectrum Center programs and initiatives in light of COVID-19: 

Services

  • CenterSpace - CenterSpace drop-ins will be taking place virtually. If you have an interest in attending a CenterSpace, please reach out to the host whose email can be found at this link bit.ly/CenterSpaces.

  • GPS - Current GPS mentors and mentees are encouraged to touch base remotely if either individual is interested and available.

  • MaPPS - MaPPS mentors and mentees are encouraged to touch base remotely if they decide to continue meeting through the end of the semester.

  • HIV/STI Testing - While testing is temporarily suspended, please visit the UHS website for on-campus testing information.

Events

  • Name Change Clinic (originally 3/28/20) - Post-poned until Fall semester

  • Man-Made Documentary Screening (originally 3/30/20) - We are hoping to host this event at a future time

  • Worthy Bodies (originally 3/31/20) - Virtual engagement being considered

  • Trans Visibility Passport Day (originally 4/3/20) - We are hoping to host this event at a future time

  • Lavender Graduation (LavGrad)

    • Lavender Graduation will be taking place on a virtual platfoorm on April 30th, 2020. For more information please visit bit.ly/UmichLavGrad

Education & Training 

  • Workshops - March and April workshops are in the works to be rescheduled in the spring and/or summer semester, updates soon to follow. Workshop requests will resume after spring semester. The Allyhood Development Training for Winter of 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as safely possible.

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