• LGBT Center staff at holigay party

  • OU Homecoming Parade

  • OU Homecoming Parade

  • Georgiann Davis speaks on Intersexuality

  • Daniel Hernandez visits OU

  • LGBT Tailgate Fall 2013

  • lgbt center staff

    lgbt center staff

  • National Coming Out Day

  • National Coming Out Day

  • National Coming Out Day

  • National Coming Out Day

  • awesome students!

  • Georgiann Davis speaks on Intersexuality

  • National Coming Out Day

University Organizations



Serving as OU’s version of a Gay-Straight Alliance. Open-minded people striving for the equal treatment of LGBT people and other minorities. ALLY hosts the Annual Queer Prom in winter. Meeting information: Tuesdays, 6:00pm, 235 or Baker Center. Contact allyohiou@gmail.com or visit http://www.ohio.edu/~ALLY.
This newly-formed group advocates for trans* and gender variant people and concerns. They also work to educate the campus about trans* and gender non-confirming individuals. The name Asterisk comes from the asterisk in trans* which is added to signify the wide variety of identities contained under the transgender umbrella. Their meetings are Mondays at 6:00pm in the LGBT Center (Baker 354). For important updates, check Asterisk's Facebook Page. Please address questions to Jesper Beckholt at jbeckholt@gmail.com.
LGBT Commission of Student Senate
Providing the voice for LGBT concerns on Student Senate. The commission has enhanced the LGBT experience at OU over the years. The LGBT Commission coordinates the annual Pride Week in spring. Contact the commissioners Taylor Hufford at th006512@ohio.edu and Paige Klatt at pk830811@ohio.edu.

LGBT Commission of Graduate Student Senate
Providing the voice for LGBT concerns on Graduate Student Senate. Contact the commissioner:  Lacey Rogers at lr270306@ohio.edu
Acting as the driving force for OU LGBTA community for 4 decades. Open Doors hosts a weekly meeting and discussion and the monthly Dance Parties at Casa. Meetings have been held on Wednesdays at 8:00pm at UCM, 18 N. College Street since 1988. Meeting information: Wednesday, 8PM, UCM 18 N. College Street. Contact Daniel Warner dw635310@ohio.edu or Kallen Justice or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/OUopendoors/
OU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Employee Network - Connecting employees for social events, information and progressive efforts. Contact delfin bautista at bautista@ohio.edu 
OUTgrads & Non-Trads
Networking LGBTA grad students and non-traditional undergrads (23+) for social events. Join OUTgrads for dinners, social hours, and other social gatherings. Contact Megan Villegas at villegas@ohio.edu.
SHADES (Past Student Org.)
Fostering connections between the multicultural Same-Gender Loving, LGBT community, SHADES welcomes all who are at various stages of understanding the coming out process, questioning or accepting their sexuality and/or understanding the LGBTA community. SHADES provides a safe space where members can speak freely. If you're interested in getting this organization started again, contact lgbt@ohio.edu.


The RAINBOW Room: An LGBT Support Group
Providing a safe place to explore, discuss, and clarify the complicated and sometimes messy issues related to identity, community, belonging, what to call yourself, when and how to come out, and dealing with the reactions of others. There is a support group of OU's Counseling & Psychological Services. Contact Jonathan Mosko at 740.593.1616 or mosko@ohio.edu to express interest in joining the group.
Spectrum: Gender Variant-Transgender-Gender Queer Support Group
Creating a safe place for individuals, both student and non-student, wanting to explore and discuss their gender identity ranging from questioning to gender queer to those who need practical help and support in changing their name, seeking medical treatment, communicating with family members, and adjusting to the change in their gender identity on campus and elsewhere can benefit from this support group. This is a support group of  OU’s Counseling & Psychological Services. Contact psychologist Susan Young at 740.249.4159 or youngs2@ohio.eduto express interest in joining the group.


Bridging the gap between LGBT issues and Women's Rights concerns. EWO actively participates in LGBT events and coordinates the Empowered Woman’s Week in the winter. Contact Lacey Rogers at Lr270306@ohio.edu.



Gay Straight Alliance
To provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTIQQA people to congregate, converse, and simply be themselves without worry of judgment or discrimination.  Advisor Brad Bear, bear@ohio.edu, Student President Elizabeth Stevens.


L.G.B.T.A. Alliance
This student organization is for all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning And Straight Supporters attending, teaching or working at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College. We provide programming for the campus intended to broaden and deepen our understanding of diversity in its many forms. We have sponsored a "Day of Silence," program, and has collaborated with the Diversity and Multicultural Affairs departments in offering discussion groups on the topic of Sexual Identity and Religion. Students interested in L.G.B.T.A. Alliance, its programs and events are encouraged to contact us directly at glasszanestateouz@gmail.com or our advisor(s) Dr. Amy White at whitea@ohio.edu or Elizabeth Kline at kline@zanestate.edu. Students can join us at OU Zanesville's Blackboard page or Zane State College's Z-online page.


Stray Cats 
The purpose of the Stray Cats LGBT&S is to facilitate tolerance and understanding among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight individuals within the University and the larger community. The organization is working for a more inclusive campus where everyone can feel safe and welcome regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
President: Jenna Hobbs, 
Advisor: Brandon Houseman, houseman@ohio.edu


Gender Equality Solidarity Society
Advisor: Pam Kaylor, email: dawes@ohio.edu