Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

LGBTQ Initiatives

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s LGBTQ Initiatives supports and advocates for the unique academic and social needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and communities across Ohio State.

We nurture reflective thought and provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all members of campus to explore issues related to sexual and gender identity, learn more about LGBTQ communities, and engage students in meaningful experiences that promote allyship and inclusion.

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For additional information about programs services, please contact Ari Grubaugh.

 Signature Events

- Welcome (Back) Mix and Mingle (August)

- LGBTQ History Month (October)

- National Coming Out Day (October)

- Trans Awareness and Empowerment Week (November)

- Queer HoliGay Dinner (December)

- Welcome Back to Spring Fling (January)

- Transgender Day of Visibility (March)

- Gaypril Gayla (April)

- Rainbow Celebration and Graduation (May)

- One University, One Pride (June)

Get Connected

Note: The following groups are not an appropriate forum to fulfill class requirements for projects, papers, or other assignments. To find a program that could work for a class assignment, check out our calendar for anything that has a title followed by “DICE.”

- LGBTQ*mmunity

- Queer and Trans People of Color Collective (QTPOCC)

- LGBTQ Leaders Consortium

- OSQ* Peer Mentor Program

  • We are still accepting requests for mentees! If you would like an LGBTQ mentor, apply today.

Education and Training

For more information, check out the Identity Based Workshops page. To request a workshop, please email Ari Grubaugh at


The LGBTQ at OSU website ( is Ohio State’s one-stop resource for LGBTQ+ Buckeyes and allies. Resources include: