Engagement LGBTQA+ Student Organizations
There are many opportunities around campus to be engaged with the LGBTQA+ community. Below are Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) that intersect with the LGBTQA+ community. RSOs provide an inclusive environment for students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expression to help gain a better understanding of the LGBTQA+ community at UNL and for their own professional growth and development.
Discover more about all RSOs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln here.
Spectrum UNL is the social LGBTQA+ club on campus. Spectrum hosts weekly social hours for members to come together and hang out, followed by a meeting. Meetings consist of presentations, discussions, and panels surrounding a topic or issue relevant to the LGBTQA+ community. Spectrum also hosts and co-hosts events and activities such as the Rainbow Ball, Gayzer Tag, How to do Drag Workshop, Drag Shows, and much more.
Mission: To act as a social outlet for LGBTQA+ students on campus by engaging members with exciting activities, outings, events, and interactive educational opportunities as well as providing members with resources, support, and friends.
Meetings: Every Thursday, 5 p.m. social hour in Nebraska Union 234; 6 p.m. meeting in other room in Nebraska Union.
oSTEM @ Nebraska
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA+ communities in the STEM fields. Starting in 2005, oSTEM has been built by students, for students. UNL started our own chapter in 2014, becoming an RSO in 2017. Anyone who wants to work toward expanding diversity, inclusion, and visibility within STEM fields is welcome.
Mission: To empower LGBTQA+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.
Meetings: First Mondays of the month, 5 p.m. - check Facebook for location.
Out to Innovate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Founded in fall 2018 by a group of psychology graduate students, Out to Innovate-UNL is a graduate student-led RSO.
Mission: To empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied individuals interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support; to educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.
Meetings: Last Friday of the month at 3 p.m.
Pride in Business
a student organization whose purpose is to create an inclusive environment to continue the mission of the College of Business to drive discovery, create opportunity and empower individuals to lead the future of business. This group promotes the spirit of diversity, inclusivity and trust in allowing people to show up as their full, authentic selves. This organization is open to all students, out and allied, who are interested in business.
Mission: To serve as a community for all out and allied students passionate about advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community and creating a space to discuss successes and challenges facing the community in the business environment.
Meetings: Follow on social media for meeting information.
A student-led legal organization dedicated to promoting positive advocacy, raising awareness on legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and providing safe spaces for students, faculty, and alumni at Nebraska Law. Our officers operate under a strict confidentiality policy and we welcome any and all questions from prospective and current students. Visit their blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Rachel Tomlinson Dick.