Spectrum Center groups

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Spectrum Center hosts and provides support for two groups open to U-M students: FreshSpectives for incoming and transfer students and CenterSpace for identity-based gatherings.

FreshSpectives cohort

FreshSpectives is a social group for LGBTQIA2S+ first-year and transfer undergraduate students. At Spectrum Center, we’re invested in our first-year and transfer students’ success—and we know that, when students feel connected, they are more likely to thrive. FreshSpectives builds community connections and increases student knowledge of campus resources. Some of our free social activities include ice skating, cider mill visit, cat cafe, farmers market, and more! Activities and resources may vary by cohort. Many events also include free food, along with Spectrum Center swag at the end of the semester.

Get involved

We meet on a biweekly basis on Monday nights from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., starting September 18th. Location is dependent upon the social activities that the cohort decides to do together.

Get involved in FreshSpectives by completing this form. After you successfully submit the form, you can expect to receive an email from Spectrum staff.

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CenterSpace drop-ins

CenterSpace is a drop-in space for different communities within queer life at the University of Michigan. CenterSpace creates space for people of similar identities to gain support from one another while building a community of collective resources. 

Pausing CenterSpace in 2023-24

Spectrum Center is deeply committed to and invested in student success and well-being. We recognize the significance, value, and opportunity that CenterSpace programs offer, and we want to make them even better. To do this, we’ve decided to strategically pause CenterSpace programs for the 2023-24 academic year in order to evaluate and restructure the program, ensuring we meet new and emerging needs of our students and promote student well-being.


Have any questions?

Contact us at spectrumcenter@umich.edu.