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.

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Spectrum Center Stands in Solidarity with Our Black and Asian Communities

June 3, 2020

While different forms of oppression continue to be pervasive in everyday society, the staff at Spectrum Center recognizes the impact that anti-Black racism and anti-Asian racism/xenophobia has had on our students, staff, faculty, and alumnx communities near and far. We would like to restate the center’s commitment to intersectional advocacy, support, and allyhood work especially with Queer, Trans, Black, and Indigenous People of Color. 

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Event Navigation / Wayfinding Documents

These documents can help you navigate events, including finding parking, getting allergen and trigger warnings, and more! Events are listed in reverse chronological order. All scheduled events will be listed as in progress until their wayfinding document is complete. Click on the name of a highlighted / linked event to get to its document. Questions about these wayfinding documents can be sent to plorant@umich.edu.

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Social media request form

Thank you for reaching out to us to share your content! Due to the volume and variety of the requests we get, we have decided to streamline all requests for social media content sharing to this intake form. The Spectrum Center has the right to determine what ultimately ends up on our platforms and completing the form does not guarantee the content being shared. That being said, we will strive to work with you if we have concerns or questions about the content.

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