The DU-related organizations and working groups below are listed alphabetically.
Where other contact details are not stated, please contact our office for additional information or to suggest an additional LGBTIQ&A-serving campus organization.
AlumNetwork: We are working with DU Alumni Relations to organize an informal network of LGBTIQ&A alumns to stay connected with one another and current Pioneers. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in being kept informed (no obligation), contact us with your name, email, degree/program and dates attended. Facebook | listserv for quarterly enewsletter | sample enews (PDF)
Collaborative Health: A newly forming student organization to recruit, encourage and support historically underrepresented students pursuing careers in the healthcare fields. They aim to improve healthcare education and career options for students who will add to the diversity of, and thereby improve, the health professions, by connecting resources to future healthcare professionals who are LGBT, women, of color, with disabilities, etc, for networking, further education support and broader career success. Sponsored events will include hosting speakers sharing about their experience in health education and practice; socials and study groups to create community among students considering healthcare careers; and exploring intern, mentorship and scholarships opportunities.
Graduate Student Network: Our office is helping form an LGBTIQ&Ally network for graduate students across DU, as an additional support and social outlet for student in schools with their own organizations, and especially for those in programs without formal LGBTIQA organizations.
Jewish Rainbow Alliance: Based at the DU Hillel center, JRA welcomes Jewish and non-Jewish LGBT individuals and allies. Activities range from movie and coffee night, to speed dating to LGBT-oriented celebrations of the Jewish holidays.
Out4Biz: An educational and professional forum designed to further the interests of Daniels College of Business students who identify themselves as GLBT. Out for Business members comprise an important social network and represent the GLBT community to the college. The group is especially interested in connecting with Daniels' alumni and friends. email
OUTlaws: A group of Sturm College of Law students committed to legal and social education and change, open to all members of the University community, regardless of orientation or identity. Outlaws organizes educational programs on topics such as the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, hate crimes and same-sex custody issues. In addition, the group hosts social events to provide opportunities to network with members of Colorado's Gay and Lesbian Bar Association. website | email
DU Queer & Ally Commission (QAC): This working group acts from a commitment to ensure that DU is a place where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expression are represented and included. It originated in the 2007 cross-campus efforts to add "gender identity and expression" to the DU non-discrimination policy, and was also responsible for the expansion and revision of the Q&A Training program. Open to anyone interested in working toward that goal, the Commission now supports continued efforts at proactive inclusion and needed response to campus issues, incidents and opportunities.
Queerbel: is for LGBTIQ & Ally students at the Korbel School for International Studies. Facebook | email
Queer Equality Alliance (QEA): seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for all GLBTIQ students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Graduate School of Social Work; heterosexual allies; and those of any additional status or orientation. Activities include outreach, education and work with other organizations. QEA also addresses educational, political and social needs, provides advocacy for the GLBTQIA community and works toward dismantling oppression in all its forms. See GSSW student org webpage.
Queer Faculty Association (QFA): QFA supports LGBTQ and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking. QFA works to connect queer faculty across the university and insure that DU is an affirming space for all queer students, staff, and faculty. The focus of meetings varies from discussing issues related to teaching challenges facing queer faculty; sharing queer studies research; holding social potlucks; and developing queer-friendly policies for tenure and promotion. QFA also values and supports the work of queer allies and queer staff on campus and at various times plans meetings or events to connect with them. Contact Professor Nancy Wadsworth, chair. listserv
Queer Straight Alliance (QSA): The umbrella, primarily undergraduate organization for those identifying as LGBTIQ and their Allies. The group meets weekly, to share experiences and plan events (such as National Coming Out Day, Day of Silence, etc). Facebook | email | listserv
Queer & Straight Student Alliance (QSSA): DU's newest LGBTIQA affinity group, serving the Morgridge College of Education community. email | listserv
Queer University Employees (QUE): is a professional organization for LGBTIQA DU employees who promote a welcoming and affirming university community. QUE meets for social, service, networking, advocacy, and educational opportunities. For more information, contact our office.
Trans/Allies: This working group of students, faculty and staff focuses on implementing DU's gender identity and expression non-discrimination policy, by working on ways to make university procedures, practices and climate more inclusive for transgender, intersex and other gender non-conforming peoples. Examples include advocating for additional gender neutral restrooms on campus, streamlining campus procedures for recognizing gender self-identification, and ensuring equitable healthcare coverage. We have focused working groups to research specific areas for improvements; and are looking for interested folks of any identity to work on, take lead on and/or provide connections/ideas for particular items.
TransNetwork: Our office is supporting the formation of a social and support network on campus for those identifying as transgender, genderqueer or otherwise gender variant. (Allies are invited to participate in the TransAllies group above!) We have a trans* identified volunteer convener, and will help the group determine its own name, specific purposes, gatherings, etc. Watch our calendar for next gatherings, and/or email our office with interest. (We won't share names or contact info, but will keep you informed to be as involved as you like.)
See individual webpages (linked above) or the general Calendar (right) for upcoming events!