Graduate Student Groups
Due to the closing of the Illini Union, in-person meetings have been cancelled for the rest of the semester. Some organizations are continuing to meet regularly and host events online. To find out more about a specific organization, please contact them at the email and/or page listed below!
Queer Grads is a social group for all queer-identified graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Social events will allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer grad students to get together, socialize, network, and plan other activities. Visit our Facebook for more information.
OUTLAW is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies. OUTLAW promotes awareness of LGBT legal issues and provides social support through speakers and educational activities. Visit our Facebook for more information.
Out in Medicine
Out in Medicine is a group of LGBT students and allies who have a firm commitment to embracing diversity on this campus by providing resources, support, and a friendly community for LGBT medical students, allies, and others. Our mission is to ensure a safe and friendly academic environment for LGBT students and faculty in the medical community at the University of Illinois. We advocate for LGBT patients by supporting the inclusion of LGBT health issues in medical school curricula and improving the quality of patient care through physician sensitivity. We also work towards educating the medical community regarding LGBT health concerns and welcoming LGBT applicants by answering any questions they might have about LGBT life at the University of Illinois.
Residential Life Groups
Ikenberry Rainbow Connection
IRC is a University Housing group that advocates for the LGBTQA community. We strive to provide social and emotional support for members of the LGBTQA community; establish a welcoming, learning, and caring environment through discourse regarding LGBTQA issues; and educate and build awareness of LGBTQA issues throughout the Ikenberry Commons Residence Hall Areas. All are welcome! Meetings are 6:00pm on Thursdays at SDRP 2052. Visit our Facebook for more information.
Q is Allen Hall's discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students. Q offers a safe space and a new family for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or ally students. We usually meet Tuesdays at 9pm to walk over to Busey Late Night. We engage in thoughtful conversations and provide educational programming for Allen Hall. Everyone is welcome! For more information about Allen Hall's Q group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USSGA, the Urbana South Sexuality and Gender Alliance, is a group that advocates for the LGBTQA community.