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Below are LGBTQA student organizations for the University Park campus. To find LGBTQ+ student organizations at campuses across the Commonwealth, please see our Commonwealth and World Campuses page.

Ally House

Ally House provides an open, safe, and inclusive living environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students as well as others beyond the sexuality and gender binary. Ally House fosters a community dedicated to knowledge and understanding of sexuality and gender issues. Student programs and academic opportunities support these goals.

Contact Information

Organization Email: psuallyhouse@gmail.com
Instagram: @psuallyhouse
President: Julian Puthenpurayil, axp81@psu.edu

Coalition of LGBTQA Graduate Students

The Coalition of LGBTQA Graduate Students offers a safe space for LGBTQ Graduate Students and Allies to come together and socialize, do social justice advocacy work, and explore all that Penn State and State College have to offer graduate students.

Contact Information

Facebook Page: /PSULGBTAgrads/
President: Ismaiel Szink, ips5062@psu.edu

LGBTQA Student Roundtable

The LGBTQA Student Roundtable provides students with opportunities for leadership development, activism, and social outreach. We bring the Penn State LGBTQA community and organizations together to coordinate planning of major events, media outreach, and to keep all the organizations and their members aware of LGBTQA related events, meetings, and activities on campus.

Contact Information

Organization Email: Roundtablepsu@gmail.com
Facebook Group: /groups/378748765579952/
President: Roderick McCladdie-McCloud, rjm5900@psu.edu

Opulence

Opulence is Penn State’s Premiere Drag Ambassador club. Founded in 2017, our mission is to create a fun and free space for aspiring drag queens, kings, and enthusiasts alike, as well as enhancing an awareness to challenge the gender binary in a way that celebrates the social understanding and comprehension of gender norms.

Contact Information

Organization Website: sites.psu.edu/opulence/
Organization Email: psuopulence@gmail.com
Facebook Page: /PSUOpulence/
Instagram: @psuopulence
President: Seneca Hill, snh5236@psu.edu

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

oSTEM is a non-profit student organization geared to influence the academic and professional progress and development of LGBTQ students and youth in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, we focus our efforts in educating, increasing, and retaining acceptance, tolerance, and enrollment in such professions.

Contact Information

Organization Website: sites.psu.edu/ostem/
Twitter: @oSTEMPennState
President: Ian Wasserman, iww5045@psu.edu

Out & Allies in Business

Out & Allies in Business is a Penn State organization serving students in the LGBTQA community. The group's mission is to promote an inclusive environment in the Smeal College of Business and to advocate for LGBTQA-friendly employers who are hoping to increase diversity and inclusion in their professional environments. We focus heavily on the professional development of students and work to connect our members with employers seeking diverse candidates.

Contact Information

Organization Email: outallies@gmail.com
Facebook Page: /outandallies/
President: Michael Anderson, mikeanderson6767@gmail.com

OutLaw

OutLaw is an inclusive community for LGBTQA students and their allies meant to foster a safe and welcoming environment for students pursuing legal degrees at Penn State Law. OutLaw strives to create an educational forum for students to embrace acceptance and inclusion despite diverse backgrounds. Each year we seek to find new ways to inform group members and the student legal body about the legal issues faced by LGBTQA individuals and lawyers. Alongside group outings and fund raisers, including the annual Drag Show, OutLaw works to connect members, identifiers and allies alike, with employers through Lavender Law.

Contact Information

Facebook Page: /psu.outlaw/
Facebook Group: /groups/OutlawPSULaw/
President: John (Lamar) Ball, jub457@psu.edu

Prism Benefiting Thon

Prism is an inclusive THON special interest organization created for Penn State students in the LGBTQA+ community. Prism promotes a safe environment and resources for those in the community to perform community service in the interest of Penn State’s Dance Marathon.

Contact Information

Organization Email: prismbenefitingthon@gmail.com
President: Steven Babyak, sjb6033@psu.edu

Queer and Transgender People of Color

This organization primarily serves as a safe space for queer and trans people of color at Penn State to unite and have their voices heard through discussion and activism.

Contact Information

Organization Email: qtpoc.psu@gmail.com
Facebook Page: /QTPOCpsu/
Twitter: @qtpoc_psu
Instagram: @qtpoc_psu
President: Jasmine Jackson, jvj5321@psu.edu

Students for Cultivating Change

The Students for Cultivating Change provides a safe, inclusive network for students interested in agricultural sciences who are in the LGBTQA community. Focusing our efforts in education, community, and increasing awareness, we also strive to promote inclusion and visibility for LGBTQA individuals within the College of Agricultural Sciences and larger Penn State community.

Contact Information

Facebook Page: /studentscultivatingchange/
Twitter: @cultivating_psu
Instagram: @cultivating_psu
President: Victoria Moncur, vsm5071@psu.edu

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