Student Groups

Student Organizations

oSTEM For LGBTQ+ students in STEM degree programs.

Pride Alliance a club supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ people of the general UMD student population.

QLA  Queer Leadership Accelerator is a club within the Robert H. Smith School of Business established for the purpose of of cultivating and equipping queer leaders for professional excellence. 

Smith Pride Alliance an affinity group for LGBTQ+ MBA students in the Smith School of Business.

Greek Alliance a student-run organization that encourages a culture of inclusion for LGBTQIA+ individuals within Greek Life. Greek Alliance also offers workshops to encourage chapters how to make their spaces more inclusive for queer individuals.

LGBTQ+ Students and Allies in Public Health seeks to promote LGBTQ+ health equity, social justice, and anti-racism by engaging in research, advocacy, education and leadership projects and initiatives at the UMD and beyond. Open to LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students and allies.


Graduate Students

Although all discussion groups are open to all students, we recognize that grad students sometimes feel out of place when groups are majority undergrad. If you are looking for community, check out the LGBTQIA+ grad students facebook group.

Weekly Discussion Groups, Spring 2022

Most discussion groups are a part of the larger LGBTQ+ student organization, Pride Alliance. Nice Jewish Queers is a part of Hamsa. All groups are open to newcomers and respectful allies.


AceSpace is a queer group welcoming to all on the aromantic/asexual spectrum! 

Mondays 6 pm - 7 pm in the LGBTQ+ Equity Center

Nice Jewish Queers

Every Other Tuesday 6 pm - 7 pm in the LGBTQ+ Equity Center 


For transgender students and students questioning their gender. Inclusive of non-binary identities.
Wednesdays 5 pm - 6 pm in the LGBTQ+ Equity Center


The Femme Alignmemt
Every other Thursday in the LGBTQ+ Equity Center


Connecting Campus Queers and Allies

CCQA (Campus Community Queers & Allies) is an LGBTQ+ student group here at UMD. In our weekly meetings, we discuss topics relevant to the queer community, and occasionally host game nights, movie nights, and more! 
Fridays 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm in ESJ 1224



Other LGBTQ+ Groups at UMD

We Skate at UMD 

We Skate at UMD is a skate club created with the purpose of encouraging more women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and LGBT Terps to skate! Our goal is to create a safe space in a community that can be very exclusive and intimidating. Skating is for everyone! Whether you have never stepped on a board, or you’re a veteran, we want to skate with you! We have monthly General Body Meetings (open to everyone) on the last Friday of every month, and we occasionally meet weekly to hang out, study, skate, or go on skatepark field trips on the weekends. Follow us on instagram @weskateumd for updates. Hope to see you on wheels soon.



Gaysians at UMD
Gaysians at UMD is an LGBTQ+ Asian student organization which seeks to create a supportive community for LGBTQ+ Asian students and allies. We hold General Board Meetings monthly on Mondays from 6-7PM to do fun activities! We also hold social events such as group thrifting, gaming, movie nights, etc. We host large-scale events such as April's Gaysians Festival. Instagram: @gaysiansumd.