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.

Sign-up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on events and programs! 

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

 Signature Events

- Welcome (Back) Mix and Mingle

- LGBTQ History Month

- National Coming Out Day

- Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week

- Queer HoliGay Dinner

- Rainbow Graduation Celebration

- One University, One Pride

How to Get Connected

- First Year Q*mmunity Cohort (FYQ)

- Queer and Trans People of Color Cohort (QTPOCC)

- LGBTQ Leaders Consortium

- OSQ* Peer Mentorship Program

Education and Training

  • Safe Zone
  • Creating LGBTQ Inclusive Classrooms
  • Trans 101

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: