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Student Involvement

The following is a compilation of University and Chicago-based LGBTQIA+ events shared with or hosted by Multicultural Student Student Affairs.

Find more university events on the University Events Calendar. If you are hosting an event you would like highlighted on this calendar, please email details to

Rainbow Alliance

Rainbow Alliance is Northwestern’s undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and ally group whose main goal is to provide a safe space for students of all genders and sexualities by supporting an active and social community. If you are interested in learning more about Rainbow Alliance, please visit their website or their Rainbow Alliance Wildcat Connection listing here.

Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA)

The Queer Pride Graduate Student Association is an award-winning social and advocacy group for graduate students enrolled in The Graduate School of Northwestern University. Founded in 2005, their membership now includes over 100 graduate students. QPGSA is committed to develop a sense of community among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied members of Northwestern's graduate student community.

If you are interested in learning more about QPGSA, visit their QPGSA Website,  QPGSA Facebook Page or their QPGSA Wildcat Connection listing.


Living in Color (LIC)

An artist collective founded by Northwestern undergraduate students, is a space for those who live in color (including people of color, queer and trans artists, artists of migrant identities, and more) to express themselves through various media. LIC aims to promote diversity, inclusivity, liberation, creativity, and empowerment. We provide a platform for ‘lives of color,’ combating the marginalization and tokenism fostered by historically ‘white’ art spaces. 

You can more invormation about LIC on their Facebook page or Instagram Page. 


Pride@Kellogg is one of Kellogg's most active and visible student organizations, and has established Kellogg as the top business school for LGBT MBA students worldwide. Pride@Kellogg has existed at Kellogg since 1992. Over its life, the organization has actively worked to improve the professional, academic and social lives of LGBT Kellogg students, their friends and allies.

If you are interested in learning more about Pride@Kellogg, visit their website.

The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change Conference, the foremost political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. Since 2019, MSA has assembled a small delegation of Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Creating Change conference in January, with all expenses covered by MSA. To learn more about this year's Creating Change Conference Delegation, please contact MSA at

Apply now for the 2020  Creating Change Conference Delegation.

Born out of a desire to make Northwestern a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQIA students, MSA established the LGBTQ Advisory Board in 2016. Through relationships and partnerships across campus, MSA identified a need for LGBTQIA undergraduate and graduate students to be in community and to build coalitions together.

The Advisory Board meets monthly to discuss any issues and or needs for LGBTQIA students. Some of the Advisory Board’s work includes a Queer Wellness Retreat, sending a delegation to the LGBTQ Task Force’s National Conference called Creating Change, and serving as a space for feedback for various NU departments. To learn more about the LGBTQ Advisory Board, please contact MSA at