Student Organizations

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 langeal3@msu.edu.

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 alliancemsu@gmail.com 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 slightmsu@msu.edu for more information.

PRIDE (People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality) is the West Circle LGBT Caucus.  Contact pridews@msu.edu for more information.

PRISM (People Respecting the Individuality of Students at MSU) is the South Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact prism@msu.edu for more information.

RING (Respecting Individuals On Neutral Grounds) is the North Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact ringmsu@msu.edu for more information.

Spectrum is the East Neighborhood LGBT Caucus. Contact: spectrum@msu.edu for more information.

Registered Student Organizations

Q-Cross is an organization that aims to provide a safe and supportive space for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, queer or questioning individuals who have felt rejected by the Church and would like to be in a community with people that understand Christianity differently. Contact qcrossmsu@gmail.com for more information. [Q-Cross Facebook Page]

Queer 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 QPOCC at msuintersections@gmail.com.

TransAction is a student organization for transgender students and their allies. Contact transact@msu.edu or visit the Trans*Action website for more information.

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 msu@dlp.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 glbtalum@msu.edu for more information.

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 glfsa@msu.edu.

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]