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LGBTQ+ Student Discussion Groups & Organizations

Active Student Discussion Groups (Last updated Spring 2023)

Notes on student discussion groups

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

Queers with Disabilities

Queers with Disabilities is a new discussion group for those who identify as both queer and disabled meeting. Come join our group to meet new people and explore the intersection between two vibrant communities.

When: Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Cozy Corner (basement of STAMP, opposite Studio A)

Questions? Contact Kate Brown at

Black Queer Students

Black Queer students is a discussion group where black and queer intersectionality, cultural celebration, and life as a college student are at the forefront. Discussion can range from general experiences being a black queer student to how to mobilize for a joint cause on campus, and may veer off into just chatting!

When: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Nice Jewish Queers (NJQ)

UMD's Jewish LGBTQ+ group on campus is open to all denominations and identities!

When: Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

(No meetings on the following days due to holidays: 9/26, 10/10, and 10/17)

Male Identified Queers (MIQ)

MIQ is a safe space for queer male-identified students to hang out and chat with each other. Join us for serious discussion, fun activities, and everything in between.

When: Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm (Note: this group meets every other week; next meeting is on 2/20/2023)

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Ace Space

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

When: Mondays 6:00pm-7:00pm

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

The Femme Alignment

The Femme Alignment is a space open to all queer and trans women, as well as gender non-conforming individuals.

When: Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm (Note: this group meets every other week)

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)


For transgender students and students questioning their gender. Inclusive of non-binary identities.

When: Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

ReBorn This Way

ReBorn This Way is a student group for all queer-identified Christians, including those struggling with or questioning their religious, gender, romantic, or sexual identities.

When: Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Where: LGBTQ+ Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Campus Queers and Allies (CQA)

CQA (Campus 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!

When: Fridays 5:15pm-6:15pm

Where: ESJB 0320

Student Organizations on Campus

  • Pride Alliance: a club supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ people of the UMD student population.
  • oSTEM: for LGBTQ+ students in STEM degree programs.
  • QLA: Queer Leadership Accelerator is a club within the Robert H. Smith School of Business established for the purpose 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 on how to make their spaces more inclusive for queer individuals.
  • Gaysians at UMD: an LGBTQ+ Asian student organization that seeks to create a supportive community for LGBTQ+ Asian students and allies. They hold General Board Meetings monthly and host large-scale social events.
  • WeSkate UMD: a skate club created with the purpose of encouraging more women, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and LGBT Terps to skate! Their goal is to create a safe space in a community that can be very exclusive and intimidating.