LGBTQ+ students and allies are encouraged to take advantage of hundreds of student cohorts and organizations, including many that focus on LGBTQ+ advocacy, mentorship, leadership development and more. 

Center for Belonging and Social Change

The Center for Belonging and Social Change provides students of diverse cultural backgrounds and identities with a variety of opportunities for involvement, including leadership groups, cohorts, mentorship programs. The CBSC also offers a variety of signature events for our constituency groups. A number of these opportunities cater directly to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

  • LGBTQ*mmunity: a weekly community group for LGBTQ+ students at Ohio State.

  • LGBTQ Leaders Consortium: an opportunity for LGBTQ+ student organization leaders to connect and collaborate. 

LGBTQ+ Signature Events include:

LGBTQ Student Organizations

The Ohio State University boasts a number of LGBTQ+ student organizations.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Graduate/Professional Student Organizations

  • OutLaws: an organization of Moritz College of Law students, faculty, and staff that promotes understanding of legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community. For more info, contact Kyle Johnson at

  • Pride Veterinary Medical Community: aims to foster acceptance and inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary profession. For more info, contact

Alumni Involvement

LGBTQ+ alumni can get involved within the Ohio State community by joining the Scarlet and Gay LGBTQ Alumni Society, which sponsors a scholarship program, hosts events and collaborates with community organizations to promote education and awareness of LGBTQ issues.