Ahava is the Jewish LGBT group on campus, and is sponsored by Hillel. Ahava allows the community to explore LGBT and Jewish identities in a safe, open environment. The group's goals include advocacy, providing a social space for these communities, and sponsoring initiatives including discussions and lectures on issues relating to the intersectionality between LGBT/Jewish identities.
Alliance for Inclusion
Alliance for Inclusion, housed in the Dental School, aims to educate dental students, staff, faculty, and dental professionals about lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender issues in hopes of encouraging awareness, as well as providing perspectives in treating LGBT patients. The organization hopes to foster a welcoming environment for LGBT students, staff, faculty, and patients at the Dental School.
Bilateral is a student org focused on enhancing the community of UM students who identify as bi+ by providing a safe, social space dedicated to these identities."bi+" is defined as anyone who holds attraction to two or more genders and desires to be considered part of "the bi+ community." Common identities within the bi+ community include but are not limited to: bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, romantic versions of these identities, and queer.
The Coalition for Queer and Trans People of Color
The Coalition for Queer and Trans People of Color is a group of students, faculty, and staff all committed to building community around, and highlighting the lived experiences of, queer, trans, and similarly identified people of color. Our mission is to enrich the lives of queer and trans people of color at the University of Michigan, while pursuing broader community transformation around issues of social and racial justice.
LambdaGrads provides social, education, activist, and support activities targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally graduate and professional community (in any academic unit) at UM.
Our mission is to bring together LGBTQ identified people at the University of Michigan in order to create an inclusive and accepting community, working with both individuals and other LGBTQ organizations on campus. We aim to combine social events for LGBTQ individuals with service, activism, and with the objective of social equality. Creating more awareness for LGBTQ issues and educating the larger community is another primary objective. Together, we hope to create a better world, pushing LGBTQ issues to the forefront of activism, social justice, and public policy.
The Michigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues
"The Michigan Gayly: LGBTQ+ Issues" is the only student newspaper at the University of Michigan dedicated to exclusive coverage of current events, politics, opinions, and entertainment related to the LGBTQ+ community. This publication is a celebration of queer existence and is entirely staffed by queer/trans UofM students. We're looking for writers, artists of all mediums, and students interested in podcasting/sound design.
oSTEM: Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
GoSTEM: Graduates Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Networking, professional development, social activities and activism opportunities for undergraduate and graduate LGBT students in the STEM community. We're an organization dedicated to building a community for LGBTQ students in STEM fields and providing them with resources on navigating their identities in a professional setting.
Out for Business - MBA
Out for Business - Undergraduate
Ross School of Business
Out for Business builds community among the LGBTQ+ students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and raises awareness among Ross faculty, staff and students of the issues facing LGBT individuals in society. OFB has a chapter for graduate students and a chapter for undergraduate students.
Out in Public (OIP)
Ford School of Public Policy
Out in Public is the LGBTQ and ally group at the Ford School of Public Policy. We seek to create a welcoming space for LGBTQ people at the Ford School, engage the wider Ford School community in dialogue about LGBTQ issues and connect with other LGBTQ groups across campus. Bachelors students, Masters students, PhD students, faculty and staff are all welcome.
Outlaws is a student group at Michigan Law that advocates for the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ perspectives within the law school, and works with allies within the school and beyond to end discrimination in all its forms. We sponsor numerous educational and social events throughout the year, keep the law school community informed on legal issues affecting LGBTQIA+ rights, and raise the visibility of LGBTQIA+ people within the legal profession. Outlaws pursues its educational efforts in solidarity with other student organizations. Outlaws also provides a dynamic social space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community at the law school.
OutMD seeks to create a safe space for LGBTQ identified persons and Allies within the medical school and bring awareness to the disparities LGBTQ identified persons face in the health care setting as both patients and providers. We support these aims by hosting regular meetings, organizing lectures and panels, and sponsoring students to attend conferences related to LGBTQ health disparities. For the school, our activities will create an inclusive atmosphere and provide important knowledge for future physicians when caring for this population.
LSA Department of Psychology
Psych OUT at The University of Michigan was founded in 2016 by a group of graduate students who were interested in creating an inclusive space for queer graduate students in The Department of Psychology. Our mission is to create and foster a community for LGBTQ+ individuals in the department and foster a community of academics that promote queer scholarship in our sub-fields and across campus.
Sexual and Gender Diversity in Public Health (SGDPH)
School of Public Health
The mission of SGDPH is to increase visibility of sexual and gender minority students, faculty, staff, and communities as an effort to prevent discrimination, promote awareness, protect individual identity, and create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all students.
The Spectrum Center Programming Board
The Spectrum Center Programming Board is a volunteer leadership opportunity and student organization run through the Spectrum Center, supporting major Spectrum events and hosting our own unique programming. Our goal is to allow students from UM the opportunity to develop and organize events that are LGBTQ+ student-centered and have input on Spectrum Center initiatives. Members gain skills around event planning, facilitation, outreach, and activism. We welcome students of all fields and programs; undergraduate, graduate, and professional alike.
Our mission is to promote education and action around LGBTQ+ related legislation, achieve equality for LGBTQ+ identified people, campaign for politicians who will advocate for our causes, and create a safe space for all students through education, outreach, advocacy, and tolerance. Email email@example.com for more information about meeting times, events, and our organization!
Queer Advocacy Coalition
School of Social Work
Through community volunteerism, programming and partnership with other LGBTQIA+ organizations on campus and within the community, our mission is to engage in advocacy work and educational opportunities and a sense of community and visibility for University of Michigan graduate and professional-level social work students.
*This list may not be exhaustive. If you have information to add or suggested changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Last updated 08/2020