Michigan State is home to a host of student organizations dedicated to LBGT students!
Student organizations reflect attention to personal and social support, campus and community political action, intersections of LBGT identities with other identities such as, race, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality and academic and professional affiliation. Student organizations at MSU have a complex and lengthy history.
For the most up-to-date times when the group meets, check out our Events Calendar.
If you are interested in starting a group, contact Alex C. Lange, Assistant Director of the Center, at email@example.com.
The Alliance of Queer and Ally Students
The Alliance of Queer and Ally Students (also known as just “The Alliance”) is one of the groups that forms the Council of Progressive Students under the student government of MSU, the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU). The Alliance recieves funding through ASMSU allocations. It is the oldest of the existing LGBT student organizations in the country, tracing its history on campus back to 1970. The Alliance has a tradition of campus and community political action and serves as a voice in ASMSU on queer issues. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Residence Hall Caucuses
Each of the five MSU Neighborhoods have a residential caucus dedicated to LGBT students. The residence hall groups primarily focus on providing a safe space for personal and social support and furthering education on the LGBT communities. Some groups have their own personal meeting room while others meet in various locations around the neighborhood. Funding for each group comes from the Residence Hall Association (RHA).
LIGHT (Living In Great Harmony Together) is the Brody Neighborhood LBGT Caucus. Contact email@example.com for more information.
PRIDE (People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality) is the West Circle LGBT Caucus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PRISM (People Respecting the Individuality of Students at MSU) is the South Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact email@example.com for more information.
RING (Respecting Individuals On Neutral Grounds) is the North Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spectrum is the East Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact: email@example.com for more information.
Registered Student Organizations
A-Spectrum is an organization for aromantic/asexual spectrum or questioning students, and their allies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Michigan State A-Spectrum Facebook page for more information.
Q-Cross is an organization that aims to provide support and affirmation as an inclusive, interdenominational coalition of LGBTQ+ Christians exploring spirituality at and around Michigan State University. We strive to meet one another on our spiritual journeys through both religious and secular outreach, education, and fellowship, allied to the surrounding communities. Contact email@example.com for more information. [Q-Cross Facebook Page]
Queer/Trans People of Color Coalition is an organization for LGBTQ Spartans of Color and their allies. This group provides a safe space for personal support and educates on issues related to intersections of race, ethnicity, nationality and LBGT identities. For more information, contact QTPOCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stonewall Society‘s purpose is to provide LGBTQ Madisonians a voice through meaningful discussions about LGBTQ issues in the world and on campus. For more information, contact Stonewall at email@example.com.
Other Recognized Organizations
Delta Lambda Phi is a fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men seeks to develop dignified and purposeful, social, service, and recreational activities for progressive men, irrespective of sexual orientation, to lead in determining the rights and privileges of individuals in society and to promote a strong and positive image, which respects the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The GLBT Alumni Association is a group to promote the interests of its members and MSU by fostering opportunities among LGBT alumni and friends to support each other and the university academically, professionally, socially, financially, and politically. Contact email@example.com or visit their website for more information. [GLBT Alumni Association Facebook Page]
GLFSA is the LGBTQ faculty, staff, and graduate student association, dedicated to serving LGBTQ persons by addressing those issues they deem to be within their scope as they are brought forward by members. For more information about GLFSA, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website. [GLFSA Facebook Page]
OurSpace is a small, confidential support group provided by the Counseling Center for LGBT, queer, or questioning students who would like to meet in a safe setting. Contact group leader and MSU counselor Jen Grzegorek at JenG@cc.msu.edu for more info. View a full list of Counseling Center groups on this page.
Triangle Bar Association is a group that seeks to increase social acceptance and provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant and queer (LGBTQ) students, families, faculty, staff and allies in the legal community. [Triangle Bar Association Facebook Page] [Triangle Bar Page on the MSU Law School Website]