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. 

Student Life Multicultural Center

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

LGBTQ+ cohorts and leadership groups include: 

  • LGBTQ*mmunity, provides social support for LGBTQ+ students who are first-years, transfer students, newly out, and/or new to OSU's LGBTQ community.
  • QTPOC Collective, providing a space for queer and trans people of color to come together for support and community.
  • LGBTQ Leaders Consortium, collaborative meetings between LGBTQ student leaders across campus.
  • OSQ Peer Mentor Program, provides support for LGBTQ undergraduate students through 1-on-1 mentoring from LGBTQ peers.

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

  • 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.