Our UO LGBTQIA+ student leaders create venues for discussion and community through various student organizations. Contact the group directly to find out more about getting connected. If you would like to start your own LGBTQIA+ organization or identity discussion group, reach out to our coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for support. Graduate students are invited to join any of the organizations below or our LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Resources page for more involvement opportunities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual, Aromantic, and Allied Alliance (LGBTQA3)
The LGBTQA3 Alliance is a student-run organization dedicated to providing a space for all gender identities and expressions by organizing around lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer issues. This LGBTQA3 Alliance office is located in Suite 022, Erb Memorial Union, and is open for students to hangout, work on homework, socialize, and to check out a book from the LGBTQIA+ library.
Queer, Trans, and Intersex Students of Color (QTISOC)
QTISOC is a discussion and support group for students who identify as an ethnic minority or a student of color as well as lesbian, gay, transgender, or queer. This group works to support each other through navigating multiple identities and their college experiences.
LGBTQIA+ Jewish Student Social Hour
This space encourages Jewish students who identify as LGBTQIA+ to connect with their peers to build community, share their experiences, and have some fun conversations! LGBTQIA+ Jewish Student Social Hour is made possible by the Oregon Hillel Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to support Jewish students attending the UO.
Pansy is a social support group run through the University of Oregon Women's Center that meets weekly. Pansy is a safe and affirming for LGBTQIA+ students and allies to build community. For more information, email email@example.com.
Identity sub-groups are held through the LGBTQA3 Alliance and LGBTESS. Active groups vary per term; check out our events calendar for upcoming meetings. Students interested in creating a sub-group or getting connected should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Aces and Aros
Aces and Aros is a subgroup of the UO's LGBTQA3 Alliance for ace and aro students. We build community by holding discussion space and facilitating social connection. The group is open to anyone on the aro and/or ace spectrum, and those who are questioning.
Bi & Beyond
Bi & Beyond is a group of multi-sexual and multi-romantic people, those questioning, and of course our allies. This includes bi, pan, poly and whoever doesn't fit either the "straight" or "gay/lesbian" label. Each week we support each other to smash societal stigma and to build a more accepting community within the larger LGBTQIA+ community!
MOGAI stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender identities, and Intersex. It’s an umbrella term used by folks who identify with a multi-sexual label (bi/pan/poly/omni, etc), and/or are intersex, asexual, aromantic, nonbinary, and transgender. At this subgroup, we welcome folks of those identities and who are otherwise questioning, to a space where we can chat, make friends, discuss LGBTQ+ topics, play games, watch movies, and do a number of other virtual activities together.
Queer and Christian
Queer and Christian (Q&C) is a community of LGBTQIA+ people seeking Jesus together. We support one another, hold space for healing, study scripture, protest anti-queer theology, and discover the Jesus who cares deeply about marginalized people—the Jesus who cares about us.
A group for LGBTQIA+ students who are part of kink, BDSM, and leather communities, or interested to learn more.
A community for sapphic, lesbian, women-loving-women, and queer people.
Trans and Non-Binary
Trans and Non-Binary is a weekly group that discusses being trans/non-binary and also trans/non-binary students to spend time with other trans/non-binary people. Weekly meetings can be discussions, hang outs, or games!