QTBIPOC students

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Spectrum Center and the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs want to support and celebrate your growth and wellbeing. We're so glad you're here—you belong here. 

For incoming students who are queer or trans and Black, indigenous, or people of color, a beautiful community awaits you on the University of Michigan campus. 

We're mindful of many of the unique experiences that come with being a QTBIPOC student at a predominately white institution, and offer supportive resources and a place to connect with peers. Join us to engage with a community that uplifts your identity and provides tools for college life.

We warmly invite you into our shared space here on the third floor of the Michigan Union for events, meetings, study time, and to simply be. And below, we've gathered up opportunities and information that may be relevant to you.

If you have a U-M resource that would be appropriate for this guide, please reach out at [email protected].

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QTBIPOC Support and Processing Group

Summer 2024
Brought to you by CAPS—U-M Student Life's Counseling and Psychological Services

Attend a group

This group is intended to provide a support and processing space for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC.

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QTBIPOC Kickbacks

Three each semester, fall and winter
A partnership between the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs and Spectrum Center 

Find upcoming events

Find your community. Join our monthly gatherings as we literally open up the wall between MESA and Spectrum Center for community and meals, centering students who are queer and trans Black, indigenous, and people of color. Drop in, grab food, and hang out. Learn more about future gatherings on our upcoming events page.



The linked spreadsheet offers many resources broken down by communities served and the main area of wellness they support. We strive to keep this list updated and relevant, and welcome community help in that. If you notice a broken link or have suggestions for resources, please let us know at [email protected].

Click here to view the spreadsheet in a new window.



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Anti-racism at Spectrum Center 

Spectrum Center students and staff comprise the Spectrum Anti-Racism Collaborative (SpARC), a collective that ensures accountability and forward motion of dismantling whiteness and enacting anti-racism in our practices, policies and procedures. 

Our work

Have questions about, or want to connect with, SpARC? Contact us at [email protected].

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Have any questions?

Contact us at [email protected].