Michigan Colleges and University LGBTQ Student Organizations

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Adrian College:

  • Safe Place - Serves to increase awareness of sexual orientation issues on the Adrian College campus and supports members of the LGBT community

Albion College:

  • LGBriTS- LGBriTs work on campus to raise awareness and recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Yes, we’re political: we sponsor films, speakers, hall programs, panels, and other campaigns. But we’re also social, with outings to concerts, bookstores, speakers, and restaurants. Campus Programs and Organizations: cpo@albion.edu

 

Alma College:

  • Gender and Sexuality Diversity - Gender and Sexuality Diversity is a support group for individuals on campus who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ) or who are supportive of those who are LGBTQ and of LGBTQ issues. Students participate in state-wide events such as the AIDS Walk in Lansing as well as hosting several other events such as the Drag Ball, Day of Silence, movie nights, National Aids Awareness Day, etc. To get involved, students need to attend the meetings, events or office hours. The office is open to the campus for individuals to hang out, do homework, play games, etc. For more information, contact advisor Anne Lambrecht, email - lambrechtak@alma.edu

 

Alpena Community College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Andrews University:

  • AULL4One- (not officially affiliated with university)AULL4One is a growing group of LGBTQ and straight students, community members, and allies unofficially affiliated with Andrews University.

 

Aquinas College:  

  • AQ Pride (formerly the Gay Straight Alliance)- This organization’s mission is to bring inclusiveness to the Aquinas College community
  • Gender Studies Club-To raise awareness and provide accurate information to students and the community about issues pertaining to equal rights for all humanity and to raise awareness and provide accurate information about gender issues like (but not limited to) body image and gender stereotyping.

 

Baker College:

  • Gay Straight Alliance-The purpose of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is to foster a diverse culture at Baker College. The GSA will work to promote a welcoming and safe environment for all students through education, networking, and support services. Awareness of the issues relevant to the GLBT community will be emphasized. Email- bakercollegeGSA@gmail.com


 

Bay De Noc Community College:

  • P.R.I.D.E. - People Respecting Individual Diversity (and right to) Equality- is a student-run organization/group representing LGBTQ students, friends, and allies. Director of Student Life: Dave Laur, dave.laur@baycollege.edu

 

Calvin College:

  • SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Awareness)- Peer education group sponsored by the Broene Counseling Center. SAGA is open to LGBT identifying students, allies, and others who simply want to know more about gender identity and sexuality topics. SAGA seeks to educate the campus about the unique issues faced by LGBT students. It also provides a supportive community through discussion and social activities.
  • LGBTQ Support Group- This lunch group enables students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning to support one another through dialogue, educational growth, and mutual understanding


Central Michigan University:

  • The Office of LGBTQ Services- The purpose of our office is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and groups at Central Michigan University. Our office provides an inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty, allies, friends, and family. Program Director: Shannon, jolli1sm@cmich.edu
  • Spectrum of CMU-Spectrum is a social organization seeking to unite members of the campus lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex community and their allies over the common goals of diversity, pride, and friendship. Email: spectrumofcmu@gmail.com
  • Transcend- Transcend is a student organization that operates with the intent to build a supportive community of transgender people, their significant others, family, and allies in the Central Michigan area. Transcend is also dedicated to education about trans* issues and the promotion of tolerance and acceptance of gender identity and gender expression, as well as breaking down gender stereotypes. Email: transcmu@gmail.com

 

Cleary University:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

College For Creative Studies:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)-The GSA is open to students, faculty, and staff. The main goal of this organization is to provide a forum for the CCS community to discuss Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender (GLBT) topics in a safe place. The group also organizes campus wide events to provide educational opportunities on GLBT issues

 

Concordia University:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Cornerstone University:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Cranbrook Academy of Art:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Davenport University:

  • LGBT Student Support Group-Meets weekly on the Lettinga campus (can arrange on-line inclusion from other locations). For dates and times, contact the Center for Campus Life 616-554-5095

 

Delta College:

  • Delta Safe Space- Safe Space is a nationally recognized program in public schools, colleges and universities. It provides an avenue through which all people can actively show their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people
  • LGBTQ Resource Center-  Offers a variety of brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and other forms of information related to LGBTQ topics. Students should feel free to browse this information, informally borrowing whatever they'd like (though items without extra copies, such as books, should be returned later). There are nearby chairs for students to use, too. The student Unison group sometimes meets in the area. While the center isn't officially staffed, volunteers, such as Safe Space providers and Prism Alliance members hold office hours from time to time. More Information: 989-686-9865
  • Delta Prism Alliance- Group of Delta College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Faculty and Staff and their Straight Allies. Prism’s mission is: To establish a safe climate at Delta College for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, staff, and faculty. To raise awareness of LGBT issues across campus through education and advocacy. To increase tolerance and model acceptance across all levels of the college. To advocate for LGBT faculty, staff, and students in an effort to end discrimination. To promote the health and well-being of LGBT persons in an adverse society.To act as a community liaison and welcome the participation and support of all who share in our mission. To support the Delta College student gay/straight alliance (Unison) as appropriate and as needed.
  • Delta College Unison - Unison is an organization that will amplify the voice of the LGBT community and their allies here at Delta. Our mission is to help educate the general public/student body on the issues that the LGBT community faces such as bullying, marriage rights, adoption rights, etc. Not only will we help educate the public, but be a safe haven for those on campus who feel unsafe or alone.  We will be promoting bringing an end to bullying as well as harassment here on campus.  We will also be promoting self confidence and being yourself, for we feel that everyone is an individual and should have the right to be who they are and not have to change for anyone.

 

Eastern Michigan University:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center- provides a comprehensive range of education, information, and advocacy services. We work to maintain and open, safe and supportive environment for all students, staff, faculty and the campus community. More Information: lgbtrc@emich.edu, 734-487-4149
  • Queer Unity for Eastern Students (QUEST) - QUEST is a great group to meet and greet friends. Come check out QUEST! QUEST is the student organization focused on uniting LGBT students & their straight allies to make a positive impact with the campus communities through social gatherings. We hope that you can join us in making a lasting impression on EMU while having fun and making new friends!! They meet at 7:00PM in the Student Center on Thursdays.
  • Coming Out/ Being Out Support Group- This group welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people to come together and discuss issues regarding coming out, being out, sexuality, identity and other topics. This group will foster a safe space where students can discuss navigating the college campus as an LGBTQ identified person
  • Trans/ Genderqueer Group- Student led social support group that gives Transgender and GenderQueer identified individuals a place to meet, socialize, and talk about important issues surrounding the community. More Information: lgbtrc@emich.edu
  • QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) Collective-  Student led social support group that gives lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people of color identified individuals a place to meet socialized and be surrounded by people in the community. This groups is only for people who identify as LGBT+ and are people of color. This is group is peer led and does not provide counseling services
  • LGBT Peer Mentor Program-Designed to provide a safe space where LGBTQ students can come and talk to other students, on a one-on-one basis. Mentors will help the mentees adjust to life at Eastern Michigan University and the new opportunities and challenges that that might provide. More Information: lgbtrc@emich.edu, 734-487-4149
  • Eastern Pride and Identity Coalition (EPIC)- EPIC is a group of students, faculty, staff and community members who have a passion for educating our community about LGBT issues. We serve as a panel of individuals representing our own belief, faith, culture, background, family and values. With each voice we go into classrooms, EMU and community events, to talk about our experiences in the LGBT community

 

Ferris State University:

  • Advocacy and Education of Gender Identity and Sexuality (AEGIS)-AEGIS is dedicated to make a change on campus and in the Big Rapids community. We stride to make the campus and the Big Rapids community a more accepting place for the LGBTQIA+ community. We have a pride week in the fall and in the spring. Our goal is to put events on every month, big and small. Some smaller events we do is Transgender Day of Remembrance, National Coming out Day, and AIDS awareness day. We also are creating an inclusive language campaign called, Your Words Have Power. Your Words Have Power is a video/multi-speaker campaign. With Your Words Have Power we talk about race, gender/sexuality, religion, age, disability, and feminism.
  • Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance- The Diverse Sexuality & Gender Alliance provides support, advocacy, education and social outlet for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Pansexual, Gender Queer, Queer and Ally Community at Ferris State University. The ultimate goal of this RSO is to create a campus community that is accepting and affirming of individuals with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Campus Advisor: Michael Mueller, 231-591-6959

 

Finlandia University:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Glen Oaks Community College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Gogebic Community College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Grace Bible College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Grand Rapids Community College:

  • StandOut- The mission of StandOUT is to create a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight ally (GLBTQQA) students that is inclusive of our many diversities, open to the many opinions of our membership, and safe for all members of the community. Advisor: Kerry Prior, Kprior@grcc.edu

 

Grand Valley State University:

  • Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center- The mission of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is to educate, support and empower students to lead authentic lives, to challenge systems of gender and sexuality, and to work for social justice. More Information: lgbtcenter@gvsu.edu, 616-331-2530
  • OUT ’N’ About- encourages interaction with the Grand Valley State University community to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of LGBTQIA issues on campus. We invite students, faculty, staff, and community members - of every gender identity and sexuality - to participate in ONA events, attend weekly meetings and discuss issues affecting the LGBTQIA and GVSU communities. More Information: outabout@mail.gvsu.edu
  • Queer & Trans People of Color- QTPOC is a new group for Queer and Trans students of color at GVSU to be affirmed and validated in their identities, express themselves freely,discuss a wide array of social justice oriented topics, and develop longstanding friendships with fellow LGBTQIA+ identified students

 

Great Lakes Christian College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Henry Ford Community College:

  • Diversty Club- Fosters a learning and understanding of the various student populations at the college including race, class, religion, gender and sexuality; works to educate and challenge the student body to think critically about our differences, and to establish an atmosphere of tolerance at Henry Ford College. Advisor: Paul Rodgers: prodgers@hfcc.edu, 313-317-6673

 

Hillsdale College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Hope College:

  • Globe-  support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBT+) students. GLOBE, which stands for: Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Experience at Hope, is a group of LGBT+ students on campus that give each other community and support. More Information: globe@hope.edu, 616-395-7945

 

ITT Technical Institute:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Jackson Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Kalamazoo College:

  • Kaleidoscope- Kalamazoo College's LGBTQA student organization on campus. We have weekly meetings, host events, and advocate for LGBTQ equality at K College, in the Kalamazoo area, and around the world. As the organization devoted to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender students identities at Kalamazoo College, Kaleidoscope recognizes its responsibilities as tri-fold: To provide a safe space where LGBT and questioning students-and their allies- can receive the support and community necessary for fruitful identity formation. To educate the college regarding the presence of its LGBT community through campus events, activities, and open dialogue. To engage in social and political outreach activities within the greater LGBT community, and within the human community as such. In its balance of these three tenants Kaleidoscope affirms its commitment to identifying homophobia and heterosexism, nurturing identities in transition, and encouraging self-expression for all members of the queer community

 

Kalamazoo Valley Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Kellogg Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Kendall College of Art and Design:

  • Inclusion and Diversity Club- address and discuss topics that affect the Kendall community regarding race, gender, sexuality, and religion. More Information: EmilyRenkert@ferris.edu
  • KCAD Pride- aims to provide a safe and fun environment while informing people about important issues facing and within the LGBTQA community. Anyone is welcome to join even if you are simply an ally. More Information: KCADpride@gmail.com

 

Kettering University:

  • ALLIES- support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning students and their friends. GLBT staff and others on campus are always invited to attend events and meetings. ALLIES is about support, help, friendship, caring, and of most value, knowing someone to turn to. Advisor: Ray Rust, rrust@kettering.edu

 

Kirtland Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Kuyper College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Lake Michigan College:

  • Student Gay/Straight Alliance- Promoting social networking, promoting awareness and civil rights among the student body. Teaching tolerance in the community, support for the GLBT and allied community. Advisor: Dr. Melissa Howse-Kurtz, mhowse-kurtz@lakemichigancollege.edu, 269-927-1000 ext.8623

 

Lake Superior State University:

  • Gay, Lesbian, Or Whatever (GLOW)- To educate, advocate, and create a supporting environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, transgender, non-binary, and straight allies. Advisor: Heather Shay, Hshay@lssu.edu

 

Lansing Community College:

  • Gay Straight Alliance- Advisor: James Ferguson, lansingcommunitycollegegssa@gmail.com


 

Lawrence Technological University:

  • Virtual LGBT Resource Center- Born of the growing diversity of the student body, faculty, and staff at Lawrence Tech, the mission of the LGBT Resource Center is to provide resources for LGBT students, faculty, and staff and allies, and promote and document safe spaces and allies both on campus and in the local community. Currently the center is located only on the Lawrence Tech servers in virtual form.

 

Macomb Community College:

  • SAFE- Macomb Community College’s “safe space” program.  The purpose of the program is to make the College community safer and more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and employees. More Information: Safe@Macomb.edu

 

Madonna University:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Marygrove College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Michigan Jewish Institute:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations  

 

Michigan State University:

  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center- We are a Center dedicated to leading and collaborating on university-wide initiatives that prepare students to thrive in our diverse world, and enhancing the campus climate and support services for students marginalized by their sexuality or gender. More Information: lgbtrc@msu.edu, 517-353-9520
  • Alliance of Queer and Ally Students
  • Michigan State A-Spectrum- The purpose of this organization is to create a safe meeting place for asexual and aromantic people, discuss asexuality, aromanticism and other gender and sexuality issues, and promote awareness and education about asexuality and aromanticism. Advisor: Alex Lange, langeal3@msu.edu, 517-355-9520
  • TransAction- To provide a safe social and educational environment for gender-variant and allied students. More Information: transactionmsu@gmail.com

 

Michigan Technological University:

  • Center For Diversity and Inclusion LGBTQIA* Outreach- staff work to prepare and empower socially conscious leaders who will create the future. The staff actively encourages the intellectual, social, and professional growth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students by providing a wide range of support services. More Information: diversitycenter@mtu.edu, 906-487-2920

 

Mid Michigan Community College:

  • Gay Straight Alliance- Advisor: Sallie Butler, sjbutler@midmich.edu, 989-386-6622 ext.296

 

Miller College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Monroe County Community College:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance- The mission of the MCCC Gay-Straight Alliance is to provide a strong, supportive community on campus to increase awareness and acceptance, as well as to provide resources regarding LGBTQ issues and culture. Co-Advisors: Melissa Gray, mgrey@monroeccc.edu and Tyra Rosinski, trosinski@monroeccc.edu

 

Montcalm Community College:

  • No LGBTQ organizations

 

Mott Community College:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance- The GSA welcomes all students and the community at large to participate in club activities and weekly meetings. We are here to educate, advocate and support any person in the LGBT community. We have a large social group involved in many outside activities and community events

 

Muskegon Community College:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance- Our mission is to promote awareness and understanding and provide a positive campus environment and to bridge the gap between the different cultures. We hope these discussions promote personal growth, provide a place where members can discuss school and social issues as they relate to their sexuality, provide emotional support and foster a sense of pride

 

North Central Michigan College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Northern Michigan University:

  • OUTlook- an organization to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, and transgender students at NMU reach their fullest potential. This should take many forms, as each human is different. NMU OUTlook is founded on four basic tenants: self-pride, self-determination, support, and community service. The group's membership list is kept confidential. The gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the group are not required to be publicly "out." Everyone interested is welcome to be a member -- sexual orientation is not an issue with us. All members and their opinions are equal
  • Queers & Allies- allows the queer and allied community of NMU to gather in a safe and welcoming environment. The group will offer social activities and a place for queers and allies to be able to openly express themselves in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment

 

Northwestern Michigan College:

  • NMC Pride- a safe space for LGBTQQIA+ individuals and allies, as well as opportunities for activism, discussions and fun social events. More Information: nmcpride@gmail.com

 

Northwood University:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations



 

Oakland Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Oakland University:

  • Gender and Sexuality Center- serves women and LGBTIQA communities by providing and fostering a campus environment that promotes inclusion and understanding around issues of gender and sexuality through education, outreach, and advocacy for all members of the OU community. More Information: 248-370-4333, gsc@oakland.edu

 

Olivet College:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance- established to increase awareness of sexual orientation issues in and around Olivet College and to provide a supportive and egalitarian atmosphere for members of our community, regardless of sexual orientation

 

Robert B. Miller College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Rochester College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Saginaw Valley State University:

  • Living Proud- student social group that informs and helps its members regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or ally issues on campus, in the community and around the world.   Living Proud is a safe space on campus for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies for making new friends, networking, participating in fun social events, charity fundraising, and learning about queer-related issues. Advisor: Teresa L Beadlescomb, tlbeadle@svsu.edu

 

St. Clair County Community College:

  • Gay/Straight Alliance- Members work to provide an open environment for students on campus to meet and support each other and promote understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) issues

 

Schoolcraft College:

  • LGBTQI+ Alliance- Create awareness of gender and sexual identities and to create a safe place for LGBTQI people. This group wishes to create awareness on campus, establish a place where ALL are safe and welcome, create meaningful events for the campus and community, sponsor symposiums, social gatherings and student driven academic meetings

 

Siena Heights University:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations  

 

Southwestern Michigan College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Spring Arbor University:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

St. Clair County Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

The Art Institute of Michigan:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Thomas M. Cooley Law School:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Trine University:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

University of Detroit Mercy:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

University of Michigan:

  • AHAVA- Jewish LGBT group on campus, and is sponsored by Hillel. Explore your LGBT and Jewish identities in a safe, open environment. Our goals include advocacy, providing a social space for our community, and sponsoring programming including discussions and lectures on issues relating to LGBT/Jewish issues
  • Alliance for Inclusion-  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. We hope to foster a welcoming environment for LGBT students, staff, faculty, and patients at the Dental School
  • Asexual Support and Visibility Group- open to everyone, from the asexually-identified to those questioning to allies
  • Bilateral- 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  
  • Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies in Medicine (BGLAM)- an organization of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender individuals, and straight allies associated with the medical school who provide support for one another and work together to educate the medical school community
  • Coalition for Queer People of Color- a group of students, faculty, and staff all committed to building community around, and highlighting the lived experiences of, queer and similarly identified people of color. Our mission is to enrich the lives of queer people of color at the University of Michigan, while pursuing broader community transformation around issues of social and racial justice
  • Information Across the Spectrum- 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
  • LambaGrads- 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 Commissions of Central Student Government- 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. Meets every Sunday at 7 pm in CSG Chambers (3909 Michigan Union). Meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend
  • oSTEM- Networking, Professional Development, social activites and Activism opportunities for undergraduate and graduate LGBT students in the STEM community
  • 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
  • OUT in Public- 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
  • OUTlaws- Our Mission: to add the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students to the dialogue of the law school and university communities
  • Queer Student Alliance- a socially focused student group that aims to create a space in which all members of the LGBTQ campus community can interact
  • rXs- seeks to create a safe space wherein people of color in the Ann Arbor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community can engage one another in open and honest dialogue about their lived experiences as LGBTQ people of color
  • Spectrum Center: With sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as our framework, the Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and as members of communities. Our work is accomplished through a student-centered, intersectional lens. The Spectrum Center envisions an inclusive campus community free of discrimination in all forms where social justice inspires community engagement and equity. Contact: Spectrumcenter@umich.edu, willsherry@umich.edu (Director)
  • 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- TransForm is an organization dedicated to providing resources, activism, and support for the trans* community at UM. The organization is open to all trans*-identified, questioning, and allied students

 

Walsh College:  

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Washtenaw Community College:

  • Out-Space- Out-Space is a student organization at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Gender Queer, Asexual, Queer, Pansexual and Questioning individuals and their Allies.
  • LGBTQA+ at WCC- offers non-discrimination policies, preferred name usage, and gender-neutral bathrooms

 

Wayne County Community College District:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Wayne State University:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in Medicine
    • The LGBT People in Medicine group has a three-fold mission:
  1. SUPPORTIVE: To foster an accepting and supportive environment for the LGBT students and their allies in the Wayne State University medical community. This also involves establishing professional contacts with LGBT faculty members, residents, and other area physicians.

  2. ADVOCACY: To educate our peers at the medical school on health and social issues in the LGBT community by inviting speakers and sponsoring awareness and visibility programs.

  3. COMMUNITY: To serve the LGBT community in the Metro Detroit area through volunteering, increasing awareness on health issues, and working with other community organizations to maximize our effectiveness.

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections/AIDS (STI/AIDS) Education Group The STI/AIDS Education Group offers presentations to middle and high school students in the Detroit Public School system. Medical student educators visit classrooms and deliver presentations on the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for STIs and HIV/AIDS. Emphasis is placed on the important roles that abstinence and barrier methods of protection play and on dispelling the many myths surrounding sexually transmitted infections.
  • Wayne State GLTBA Student Union: The WSU Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies (GLBTA) Student Union is an all-inclusive organization designed to provide a medium for public exposure to and dialogue on past and current issues affecting LGBTQ individuals. We hope to educate the campus community and Detroit community about these issues, in addition to LGBTQ history. The GLBTA also serves as a social networking forum. Follow us on Twitter @waynestateglbta or Instagram @wsuglbta Questions or comments?waynestateglbta@gmail.com. All are invited regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The GLBTA is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in the group. You do not have to identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, or even anything at all if you don't want to! All we ask is for members to keep an open mind and be ready to learn, as we welcome everyone to our group and to all our meetings. So come as you are!

 

West Shore Community College:

  • No LGBTQ Organizations

 

Haven (Formerly LGBT CommUNITY)

  • The purpose of Haven is to provide an open, safe, and inclusive space that informs and educates the student body as well as advocates for a diverse and supportive experience on WSCC’s campus. Advisor: Renee Snodgrass, Director of Library Services

 

Western Michigan University:

  • The Office of LBGT Student Services: offers support, education and advocacy around issues of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation to the WMU community. We collaborate with student organizations, university departments and local organizations to provide our campus community with access to healthy resources, activities, and support services. Diversity at Western Michigan University encompasses inclusion, acceptance, respect and empowerment. This means understanding that each individual is unique and that our commonalities and differences make the contributions we have to offer all the more valuable. Diversity includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, and national and regional origins; sex, gender identity and sexual orientation; socioeconomic status, age, physical attributes and abilities; and religious, political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.
  • Pride Alliance: If you would like to find a support network, build friendships, find a safe space to be yourself, and make a difference within the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community, the Pride Alliance is looking for you! All students are encouraged to participate! The Pride Alliance is a cohort of WMU students. We promote a relaxed, inclusive, and safe space for all participants. The PA will assist you in learning how to advocate for yourself and others in a safe and comfortable environment. The alliance will prepare you to succeed by addressing many of the unique challenges facing LBGT and ally individuals while giving you the tools to thrive in a campus environment. This group will be networked into resources for support at WMU, the Kalamazoo community, and beyond. By participating in PA, you will have a chance to socialize with peers and build connections within the group to have throughout your college experience.
  • Lavender Graduation: Lavender Graduation is a celebration that recognizes LBGTA students’ contributions to the university and acknowledges their achievements throughout their college experience. Students are recognized for their leadership, success, and achievement. This is also an opportunity to recognize faculty, staff, and/or WMU groups who have made a significant contribution to the LBGTA community at WMU.
  • Other Available LGBTIQA Opportunities at WMU: Summer Internship Program, LGBTA Career Mentorship Program, Coffee and Conversation (A casual discussion-based program focused on creating space and centering the voices of specific LGBTQIA+ identities within the community, including at the intersections), Pride Alumni, LGBT Student Advisory Council, Safe on Campus Training Program.

Initiatives by University:

  • GENDER-INCLUSIVE BATHROOM AND FACILITIES Gender inclusive bathrooms are available in various locations across campus. Map is available on https://wmich.edu/lbgt

  • WMU launches preferred name policy Western Michigan University recognizes that some students use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As an inclusive and diverse community, WMU allows students to use a preferred first name different than their legal name for certain purposes and records in the course of university business, communication, and education.