LGBTQ Cornell

Cornell has many programs, organizations, and academic opportunities specifically for LGBTQ students. The central hub of programming and activity is Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center, which sponsors many undergraduate programs as well as the LGBTQ Graduate and Professional Student Coalition– which involves students earning their PhD in Science and Humanities, students at the Johnson Business School, Cornell University College for Veterinary Medicine and many other programs across campus. They host a bi-weekly social event for LGBTQ graduate/professional students, as well as a variety of other programs.


Academically, Cornell offers many courses and academic events relevant to LGBTQ students out of the LGBT Studies Program and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Program.


In terms of on campus activities, there are many social and educational events put on by Lambda, as well as many other groups, including the undergraduate umbrella group, Haven: the LGBTQ Student Union, and the LGBT Studies Department.

There is also on campus mental and physical health support specific to the LGBTQ community, offered by Gannett Health Services (which is the medical facility graduates with student health insurance use primarily) For more information, see: LGBTQ Health at Cornell

Finally, here is a list of other Cornell groups that cater to specifically to groups within the LGBTQ community:

  • OUT in the World: For LGBTQ Graduate and Professional Students
  • LBQ: For Lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning women
  • Mosaic: For Queer and same-gender loving people of color and their allies
  • Ga’avah: For Jewish members of the LGBT community
  • CUGSA: Cornell University Gay Straight Alliance

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