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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 (Dental School)
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.

Asexual Support and Visibility Group (Currently seeking for new leadership)
These meetings are open to everyone, from the asexually-identified to those questioning, to allies.  

The mission of the group is to build a community of those interested in bisexual issues, to promote discussion and dialogue within said community, to encourage understanding within the greater University of Michigan community, and to provide opportunities for those interested in bisexual issues to socialize with others with shared concerns.

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. 

Information Across the Spectrum (School of Information) (Currently seeking for new leadership)
IAS supports all staff of the University Library system and students, faculty, and staff of the School of Information. IAS promotes awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues within SI and the University Library system and throughout the University in general. IAS does this through education, research, networking, and social activities.

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.

LGBT Issues Commission of Central Student Government (CSG) (Currently seeking for new leadership)
The LGBT Commission sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year, such as Gayz Craze, the National Coming Out Day rally on the Diag, and Flames on Ice. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.

LGBT+ Michigan 
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.

oSTEM: Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Networking, Professional Development, social activites 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. For more information, check out the Facebook page here.

Prevent Discrimination, Promote Awareness, Protect Identity. At this time, the group is reforming. It used to exist in the Michigan School of Public Health, and we are currently meeting to determine what types of programs we would like to sponsor.

Out for Business (OFB)
Out for Business builds community among the LGBT 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.


OUTformation is the School of Information's group for LGBTQ+ students, both graduate and undergraduate. The group hosts social, career-related and educational events. To get involved, email us at outformation-offiers@umich.edu.

Out in Public
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.

Our Mission: to add the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students to the dialogue of the law school and university communities.

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.


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. 

Queer Advocacy Coalition  
Purpose: QAC is established for the expressed purpose of developing a graduate and professional-level social work LGBTQIA+ community as well as education about professionalism to engage students in inclusive, ethical practices.

SNREdOUT (Currently seeking for new leadership)
SNREdOUT is a group for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty at SNRE. The group hopes to foster and strengthen queer voices in the environmental field, and underline the LGBTQ community's unique contribution towards protecting the environment. The group also strives to be a representative, inclusive body that is cognizant of the intersectionality that shapes various queer experiences across societies and the world. The group regularly organizes discussion meetings, movie screenings and presentations apart from organizing social event's such as happy hours, potlucks, and game nights with other queer groups across campus. SNREdOUT also shares information and events of interest for both queer students as well as allies. The group often participates in graduate-school (Rackham)-wide events. To join the SNREdOUT e-mail list or if you have any questions, contact snred.out@umich.edu.

Stonewall Democrats
It is our mission to work through the Democratic Party to advance the rights of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

TransForm is an organization dedicated to providing resources, activism and support for the trans* community at UM. Meetings are primarily intended for trans* students and trans* community members, while allies are encouraged to check in often to inquire how they can best support the organization. For more information, check out the Facebook group here.

*This list may not be exhaustive. If you have information to add or suggested changes, please email spectrumcenter@umich.edu