LGBTQ Center

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center Room 321
(401) 863-3062

Graduate and medical school students have access to the LGBTQ Center space and are welcome to attend the different programs and events throughout the year. Sign up for the newsletter.

Graduate student coordinator assists with assessing graduate student needs,plans and implements LGBTQ Center programs for graduate students, ongoing and ad-hoc, collaborates with Centers, Departments, and student groups across campus to provide programs and support for graduate and medical students

Specific programs for graduate students include QTPOC caucus event during Graduate Student of Color Orientation, LGBTQ+ Graduate/Medical Student Dessert Social during Graduate Orientation in collaboration with graduate school, ongoing Graduate Student Socials (often in collaboration with Spectrum of the Medical School, Deviant Minds, Deviant Bodies Reading group (introducing outside groups, faculty and staff to co-facilitate reading sessions, Undone Journal: A legacy of Queer (Re)imaginings, LGBTQ+ Renn Mentor Program: Grad/Med students can serve as a mentor or request to have a mentor, annual CareerCon event

OSTEM (Out in STEM) is supported by the center - a LGBTQ+ group organized by graduate students.

LGBTQ Center Staff strongly encourage graduate students to be presenters at our Out for Lunch events. When possible, provide small professional development grants and assist students in finding funding for LGBTQ+ professional development opportunities, provide information about conferences of interest to graduate students, assist with accessing resources on and off campus, assist with gender transition plan within department if requested, and serve as an advocate within a department if student needs support.