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How to Get Involved in Penn State Organizations Focused on the LGBTQ Community | University Park Campus News

April is Penn State Campus Pride Month. Amid the celebration, it’s also a time to highlight resources for members of the LGBTQ community.

Here are some clubs meant to provide support and community.

allied house

Ally House provides an “open, safe and inclusive” environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied students, as well as others “beyond the sexuality and gender binary”.

Ally House resides in West Halls. The purpose of the arrangement is to form a community “dedicated to knowledge and understanding of sexuality and gender issues”.

LGBTQA Graduate Student Coalition

The Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Graduate Students provides a safe space for LGBTQ graduate students and allies to socialize and participate in social justice advocacy.

Penn State Student Lions Pride Roundtable for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

Penn State Student Lion Pride provides students with opportunities for leadership development, activism, and social awareness.

The organization coordinates major events, assists with media outreach, and works to keep all Penn Staters up to date on LGBTQ-related events.


Opulence has been Penn State’s drag ambassadors since 2017, and its mission is “to create a fun, free space for budding drag queens, kings, and enthusiasts.”

He wants to “raise awareness to challenge the gender binary in a way that celebrates social understanding and understanding of gender norms.”


April is Penn State Campus Pride Month, which celebrates all sexualities and gender identity…

Queer and transgender people of color

Queer and Transgender People of Color is a safe space for queer and trans people of color at Penn State.

Through this safe space, the club hopes these students will “unite and make their voices heard through discussion and activism.”

Students to Cultivate Change

Students for Cultivating Change provides a safe and inclusive network for LGBTQ students interested in agricultural science.

Its goals include education, community, awareness and promoting inclusion and visibility.

Gender and Sexual Diversity at Schreyer

Gender and Sexual Diversity at Schreyer was created to “meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ Schreyer Scholars.”

It provides resources, awareness and advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ Schreyer students.

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

oSTEM, a nonprofit organization, is “designed to influence the academic and professional progress and development of LGBTQ students and youth,” according to its website.

Out & allies in business

Out & Allies in Business provides an inclusive community within the Smeal College of Business. It focuses on the professional development of its LGBTQ members.

Prism for the benefit of THON

Prism, a THON Special Interest Organization, was created for Penn State students in the LGBTQ community, and “promotes a safe environment and resources” for students who dance at THON.

THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world.


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