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Campus Groups

Student Groups 



Spectrum is a USG-recognized student group at Case Western Reserve University. Spectrum aims to provide an environment where LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and allied) persons can socialize, learn, and grow. It is operated by and serves the needs of undergraduate students.

Contact: Presidents


QGrad is a graduate and professional association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA+) students. QGrad hosts events and workshops on topics such as navigating workplace politics as a LGBT student, domestic violence awareness for same-sex partners, and other personal and professional development sessions.


Lambda Law Student Association

A social, political, and activist group for students in the School of Law that aspires to co-sponsor LGBT-related lectures, conferences, and other events with student organizations on campus and in the community.

Mandel Allies

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Group for LGBT Students: a social and activist group for students in that school.


PEOPLE (People of Every Orientation Protecting Liberty & Equality) in Medicine

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Medicine: a political and social organization for students in the School of Medicine that aspires to conduct community service projects and advocate for LGBT health-policy issues.


CWRU Newcomers Group

The CWRU Newcomers Group (formerly Committee) is a program of the Office of Faculty Development. Since its founding in 1992 by Sarah Taylor, the Newcomers has brought together volunteers (faculty spouses/partners and faculty) to welcome new members of the faculty and administration, and their families, to the CWRU community. Volunteers answer questions regarding the campus, University Circle cultural institutions, greater Cleveland, and any other topics that will assist you in your transition to CWRU.

Campus Resources 


Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

The mission of the Flora Mather Center for Women is to promote the well-being and advancement of women through education and advocacy.


Office of Housing and Residence Life

Sponsors programs in the residence halls that incorporate LGBT issues and provides staff support for LGBT-related events. Also provides an intensive training program for resident assistants and resident directors that focuses on diversity and incorporates LGBT issues.

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) encourages, supports, and facilitates the success of all Case Western Reserve students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside of the classroom environment.


Social Justice Institute

Through cooperation, communication and collaboration the Social Justice Institue supports innovative and synergistic research, scholarship and pedagogy, builds and supports social justice leaders, and forges productive relationships across boundaries within the university and into the community.


University Counseling Services

UCS offers individual counseling for LGBT students (and all students) designed to assist with the coming-out process. Counseling services also offers couples counseling to same-gender and different-gender couples. In addition, this office provides staff support for events such as National Coming Out Day and sponsors an annual pizza party, welcoming graduate and professional students to the University. The event, held in August, allows students to meet faculty, staff, and students who are LGBT and allies.