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 and Community Connections. 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 Connections space for LGBTQIA+ students and allies 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

  • B'nai Keshet: provides a safe and welcoming community for Jewish LGBTQ+ students at Ohio State. Check out the OSU Hillel calendar for meeting dates or contact Hillel advisor Amanda Graff at
  • 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 7 PM. For more info, contact Cat Rockey at or join the Cultivating Change groupme.

  • Little Gay Bookstore + Queer Beans Organization: provides a safe environment for any and all marginalized groups to congregate and discuss queer literature, while providing a platform to promote queer writers and artists. For more info, contact

  • NGPA at OSU: a chapter of the National Gay Pilots Association. NGPA meets every other Thursday at 5 PM. For more info, contact or president Lydia Steyn at

  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM): provides support for LGBTQ+ and ally students, faculty, and staff in STEM fields by educating peers, hosting social events, and connecting members with activism and professional development opportunities. 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

  • 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 Latiné Community Pride Association (QLCPA): centers the intersection of Latinidad and queerness through celebrating the queer Latiné experience and providing a safe space for students who are out, in the process of coming out, 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

  • 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 every other Tuesday at 5-6:30 PM. For more info, contact

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 Kate Osterback 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

  • The Prismatic Effect: serves to create a community for LGBTQ+ students and allies in the College of Optometry by organizing educational, social, and service events revolving around the LGBTQ+ community.  For more info, contact Grace Johnson at

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.