The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities is proud to work with LGBTQA student organizations at Rutgers University. These groups range from social to social action and are committed to supporting students and the Center in our mission to provide services and programs that actively engage students and make a positive contribution to the quality of student life. Students are encouraged to become involved, active participants in these and other communitites.

Fall 2020 Student Leader Meeting Info

Mondays

  • oSTEM (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Tuesdays

  • Ultraviolet (8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Fusion- every other Tuesday (8 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.)

Wednesdays

  • Out in Tech (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • JAQs (6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
  • Transmissions (8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Queer Student Alliance (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Thursdays

  • Rainbow Pines (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Queer & Christian – every other Thursday (8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • LLEGO (8 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

Fridays

  • Queer & Asian (4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • GRADient (5 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Saturdays

  • Delta Lambda Phi – every other Saturday (1 p.m.)

How to Get Connected with Student Organizations

Delta Lambda Phi: A National Social Fraternity for Gay, Bisexual and Progressive Men

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Delta Lambda Phi

Business Meetings: Saturday @ 1 p.m. EST, every other week (starting 9/12)

Contact:

Delta Lambda Phi is a national social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C. The 18 founding fathers are proud to say that they have helped to further strengthen the bond between the men involved in the LGBT community on the Banks of the Raritan River. This organization looks to provide young men with lifelong bonds of friendship, and brotherhood with one another. They not only look to improve themselves personally, but they also look to help develop, and support the communities that they live in.

Fusion

Every other Tuesday (starting September 22)-8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Email: Fusion.rutgers@gmail.com

Instagram: RutgersFusion

Facebook

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Interest Form

Zoom meeting link

Fusion: The Rutgers Union of Mixed People aims to unite people who identify with or are interested in the multiracial experience (multiracial, multiethnic, interracial relationships, transracial adoption, etc.). Fusion will serve as a support system and a forum for people to express their thoughts, ideas, and concerns about issues that are relevant to the multiracial community.

GRADient

Fridays 5 p.m. EST

Instagram: rugradient

Email: rutgers.gradient@gmail.com

Facebook

Discord

Welcome to GRADient! GRADient is the queer professional and graduate student association at Rutgers University. This group is designed to be a safe space for students of this peer group to share their experiences and connect with others. 

Jewish Allies and Queer Students (JAQS)

Beginning September 23rd:

Wednesday’s, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST

Zoom link

This discussion group provides a forum for Queer Jewish students and their allies to discuss relevant topics and build connections.

LLEGO: LGBTQQIA People of Color Alliance

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Day of the week: Thursday

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Frequency: weekly

Platform: Discord

Instagram: @llegoru

LLEGO (pronounced, “Jeh-go”) was founded in 1997. We are the LGBTQQIA People of Color Union at Rutgers New Brunswick.  We happily welcome all queer identities and straight allies as well. LLEGO examines social, economic, political and educational issues based on ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity which affect the lives and well-being of LGBTQQIA students of color. Additionally, LLEGO offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students of all colors a forum to advocate for themselves and others through positive and provocative programming

oSTEM: Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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Date: Mondays starting 9/28

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Frequency: Biweekly/Every other week

Platform: Zoom

Email: ostemrusje@gmail.com

Instagram: @ostemrutgers

GroupMe

Sign-up link for oSTEM at Rutgers newsletter

Zoom links:

First biweekly (regular) meeting

oSTEM is a national student society, dedicated to increasing the participation of people who identify with LGBTQIA communities in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). 

Out@NJMS

Out@NJMS is the LGBTQA student organization of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. We aim to provide not only a safe space for students, but to work to improve the overall community and atmosphere of our medical school.

Out@NJMS is not advised directly by the Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities. 

Out in Tech

Meeting days: starting Wednesday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (first meeting starts the 23rd) (bi- weekly meetings)

First meeting Link 9/23

Email: rutgersoutintech@gmail.com

Instagram: rutgersoutintech

Website

GroupMe

Rutgers’ first club for LGBTQIA students pursuing a tech major! 

Q&A: Queer and Asian

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Day of the week: Friday

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Frequency: weekly

Platform: Discord

General org email: ruqueerandasian@gmail.com

Social Media:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Q&A: Queer & Asian was founded in 2010 as “B.R.I.D.G.E.” as a discussion group around the intersection of LGBTQ and Asian identities. Since then, the group has grown and evolved into a community of queer Asian students, faculty, staff, and allies.  

QSA: Queer Student Alliance

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Meeting weekly on Wednesdays 9:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Meetings take place here

We also use discord

The Queer Student Alliance is a political and social student organization that is based at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The QSA exists as a safe and confidential space for queer students and their straight allies, as well as those in all stages of exploring their sexual identity. It has been a resource for the school since its founding by queer activist Lionel Cuffie in December of 1969. n addition to building a strong, diverse, and respectful community for queer individuals, the QSA also seeks to build a Rutgers student body that pushes their own understanding of the intricacies of sexuality.

Queer & Christian

Starting the 24th

Biweekly, Thursdays 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Link to first meeting

Pass: rp21vG

For more info email: mar641@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

The purpose of the organization shall provide a network for students with a strong interest in Christian faith, LGBT+ identity and how to navigate those identities while being in an open and safe space. The organization will also provide a place for straight-identifying allies to learn how to best support their queer friends. 

Rainbow Pines

Meeting days: Thursdays 7 p.m.  – 8 p.m. (first meeting starts the 24th) (weekly meetings)

Email: rainbowpinesdrc@gmail.com

Instagram: Rainbowpines_drc

Twitter: RainbowPinesDRC

Our goal is to be an LGBT+ inclusive group specifically for those Douglass Residential College (DRC) students who want to be a general member, to become more informed on LGBT+ issues, and be a safe space for genderqueer and queer oriented students.

SWAGGER: Social Workers Advocating for GLBT and Gender-nonconforming Equal Rights

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SWAGGER (Social Workers Advocating for GLBT and Gender-nonconforming Equal Rights) is an organization at the Rutgers University School of Social Work dedicated to advocating for the rights and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA community at the School of Social Work, Rutgers, and the community at large. We have general meetings once a month and committees that convene more frequently.

SWAGGER is not advised directly by the Center for Social Justice and LGBT Communities. 

Transmissions: For Trans and Nonbinary Students and Allies

Meeting Day: Wednesday

Time: 8 p.m. -9 p.m.

Frequency: Once a week

Platform: google hangout

Org email: rutransmissions@gmail.com

Social media handle: rutransmissions

 

Transmissions aim to open up a safe space for trans folk and trans allies. Transmissions will allow trans and nonbinary people and their closest allies to join together in both an informative and discussion-based group in order to create a sense of community and field of resources. 

UltraViolet

UltraViolet

Tuesdays 8 p.m.  – 9 p.m. EST

Instagram

UltraViolet is a student organization for LGBTQIA+ women and other genders. Weekly meetings focus on community support, intersectional identities, as well as social justice advocacy and education.  You don’t have to be a part of Douglass Residential College to join!