Programs








Throughout the year, the LGBT Resource Center sponsors events for students to enjoy. Many of the programs are co-sponsored by student groups, various university departments, and community partners. If you are interested in assisting, email Devin D. Moss for more information.

Qmmunity Welcome Receptionqmmunity welcome web design

The Fall Quarter is an exciting time! The LGBT Resource Center hosts the Qmmunity Welcome Reception for LGBTQ students at Northwestern University. The reception brings new and returning students together along with faculty and staff to build a healthy community experience on campus. The reception is supported by Rainbow Alliance, Project ShoutOUT, Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, the Northwestern University Gay and Lesbian Alumni chapter, and the LGBTQA Campus Advisory Network.

LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month is celebrated with annual month-long observances of LGBTQ histories. National Coming Out Day (October 11th), as well as the first “March on Washington” in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBTQ History Month.The Northwestern University community celebrates this month through various celebratory and educational programs.

Community Discussion Groupscommunity groups

The LGBT Resource Center seeks to create community for less visible identities and experiences within the greater queer community through community discussion groups. Queer Students of Color (QPOC), Trans*Forming Gender, Sexual Fluidity: From A to Q (A2Q) and Serenity's Room will explore and celebrate the intersectionality of their identities and experiences and how they contribute to society. Click here to learn more about our community discussion groups.

MSA First-Year Activites Board

Through MSA's First-Year Activities Board, you will meet and connect with other first-year students from around the University, learn about important resources designed to help you succeed at Northwestern, and develop important leadership skills that will last a lifetime. It's a fun, easy, and unique way of getting involved on campus. Membership is open to any first-year student. Don't wait! Fill out the membership form and join today!

Stonewall Society

The Stonewall Society is dedicated to the principles and practice of social justice, civic engagement, and leadership development. The aim of this program is to develop knowledgeable, ethical, and service-driven leaders that are equipped to identify needs and stimulate change within their communities by encouraging community engagement and active citizenship through experiential learning and social justice dialogue. 

Quench (Queers & Lunch)quench webdesign

Quench provides and opportunity for faculty, staff, and community partners to interact with students outside of the classroom. Students are presented with an engaging topic of interest for an in-depth dialogue over lunch. Topics range from intersectionality to national policies to cultural aspects of the LGBTQ community. This program is co-sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Homecooked Conversationshomecooked webdesign

Homecooked Conversations is a program where a staff, faculty, or alum of Northwestern University opens their home to undergraduate students. For a few hours, students are able to get away from campus, avoid the dining halls, forget the books, and get to know the experiences of their LGBTQ or Ally host(s) through this community building program. This program is often sponsored by members of NUGALA.

Lavender Graduation

students at lavender graduationLavender Graduation is an inspiring and affirming ceremony co-sponsored with NUGALA that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally community from Northwestern University. All students who participate will receive a rainbow tassel and stole to wear with their academic regalia during commencement activities and will be invited to join the NUGALA.

List of Past Award Recipients

HIV Testing hiv testing

The LGBT Resource Center coordinates with various community partners to offer free and confidential HIV testing services for students. These services are offered at various times throughout the year. Other resources testing resources may be found here.

NU OUTlist

The NU OUTlist is a voluntary list of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual (LGBTQA+) faculty and staff members who have committed to being a visible presence for students within the queer and trans* community. This list serves as a resource for students to have mentors across the university.