LGBTQA+ Center staff are available by phone, email and Zoom to support students remotely.
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. All RSOs below 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.
More information about all RSOs can be found through Student Involvement at https://involved.unl.edu/student-organizations.
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, 5pm social hour in Union 234, 6pm meeting in other room in Union.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumUNL
Closed Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpectrumUNL
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, 5:00pm. Check Facebook for locations.
Closed Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oSTEMUNL
National Website: https://ostem.org
TRANSform hosts bi-weekly meetings that are centered around trans* education and support. As a group, TRANSform works on trans* advocacy across campus and strives to make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a safer and more supportive place for trans*/gnc individuals. They also hold socials and facilitate discussions to build community.
Mission: To foster community for trans and gender diverse students and allies, as well as promote inclusive social change and education on campus and in the community
Meetings: Second Tuesdays of the month, 6:00pm; check Facebook for locations.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TRANSformUNL
Founded in fall 2018 by a group of psychology graduate students, NOGLSTP-UNL is a graduate student-led Registered Student Organization at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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 3pm.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/noglstpunl