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

  • Ace Space: provides students with a-spec identities a safe place to form community and find resources, as well as offers an opportunity for allies to learn more about a-spec identities through meaningful discussions and events. For more info, contact president Cheyenne Gluckle.

  • Buckeye Spectrum: aims to create a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ Student Athletes and Allies of all racial and gender identities, while educating our Ohio State community. For more info, contact Victoria Carlson at

  • Cultivating Change: an LGBTQ+ group for OSU students, staff, and faculty with an interest in food, agriculture, and environmental sciences. Meetings occur on Wednesdays at 7PM. For more info, contact or, or join the Cultivating Change groupme.

  • NGPA at OSU: a chapter of the National Gay Pilots Association. NGPA meets every other Thursday at 5PM. For more info, contact or president Brynne Barr.
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM): provides support for LGBTQ+ and ally students, faculty, and staff by educating peers, hosting social events, and connecting members with activism opportunities and professionals in industry. For more info, contact

  • OUTdoors: provides access to nature and outdoor activities to underrepresented groups, with a focus on LGBTQ+ identities, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and allies. For more info, contact Justin Smith at

  • Pride: an all-inclusive LGBTQ+ club focused on providing a safe and fun space for students. Pride meets every other Monday at 6 PM in 243 Campbell Hall. For more info, contact

  • Queer Latinx Community Pride Association: celebrates the queer Latinx experience, providing a safe space for students who are out, in the process and/or questioning. For more info, contact

  • SHADES: engages people of color at various stages of coming out to understand their identity and make sense of the LGBTQ community. SHADES meets Wednesdays at 7 PM in 110b Hale Hall. For more info, contact

  • Students for Diversity in Education Through Service (SDES):  provides service and networking opportunities for LGBTQ students and their allies. SDES meets every other Tuesday at 7 PM in 238 Enarson Hall. For more info, contact

  • The Black Queer Coalition: provides a safe space for Black OSU students who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. For more info, contact or president Tyra Robertson.

  • Trans*Mission – a social group providing a safe space for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and questioning students and allies to meet. Trans*Mission meets on Tuesdays at 5 PM. For more info, contact president Elliot Manning.

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.