LGBTQ+ Student Organizations
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.
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Julian Puthenpurayil, email@example.com
- 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.
Facebook Page: /PSULGBTAgrads/
President: Ismaiel Szink, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Organization Email: Roundtablepsu@gmail.com
Facebook Group: /groups/378748765579952/
President: Roderick McCladdie-McCloud, email@example.com
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.
Organization Website: sites.psu.edu/opulence/
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: /PSUOpulence/
President: Seneca Hill, email@example.com
- 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.
Organization Website: sites.psu.edu/ostem/
President: Ian Wasserman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Organization Email: email@example.com
Facebook Page: /outandallies/
President: Michael Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Facebook Page: /psu.outlaw/
Facebook Group: /groups/OutlawPSULaw/
President: John (Lamar) Ball, email@example.com
- 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.
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Steven Babyak, email@example.com
- 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.
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: /QTPOCpsu/
President: Jasmine Jackson, email@example.com
- 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.
Facebook Page: /studentscultivatingchange/
President: Victoria Moncur, firstname.lastname@example.org