Spectrum Center

2021 Student Scholarship Recipients

The Spectrum Center awards two scholarships each year, and we'd like to introduce you to this year's recipients! Please join us in congratulating Hasana Lester and Theo Poling!

Scholarship recipients Theo Poling and Hasana Lester

24/7 Crisis Support Resources

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH)

GLNH provides nationwide toll-free peer counseling, information and referrals to the LGBTQ community. Peer counselors are available Monday–Friday, 4:00 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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Get to Know New Associate Director, Jesse Beal

Earlier this semester, Jesse Beal (they/them) joined the Spectrum Center as Associate Director. Prior to arriving at the University of Michigan, they served as the Director of The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center at Michigan State University. They bring over a decade of experience leading student-facing affinity-based resource centers at Amherst College, Brandeis University, Suffolk University, and MSU. 

Recently Jesse sat down to talk about their journey to LGBTQ+ work, their research focusing on mental health, and some of their queer media recommendations. Welcome, Jesse!

Jesse Beal

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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Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation, presented by the Spectrum Center 

Date: Thursday, April 28

Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m. (EST)

Location: The League Courtyard

Format: In-person, with virtual access for guests. 


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