Affiliated Organizations

Queer Grads, Professionals, and Allies
Queer Grads and Allies is a campus LGBTQ advocacy group which provides resources and events to grad students at Virginia Tech.

LGBT Caucus
The LGBT Caucus is a LGBTQ advocacy group consisting of faculty, staff, graduate students, and other people who support the group.

Sub Organizations

oSTEM

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Virginia Tech (oSTEM@VT) is a student organization dedicated to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We meet every other Wednesday in Squires at 7pm; our first meeting is on September 4 in Squires 342. To keep up with the latest oSTEM news, just send an email to davidamhvt.edu@ to get added to our listserv!

Queer People of Color

QPoC at VT gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to understand and celebrate the diversity of being a person of color within the LGBTQ+ community. Through cultural arts, health and advocacy programming we highlight the nuanced experiences of young racial and sexual minorities. We envision a campus community that is fully inclusive of queer and trans* people of color and committed to dismantling racism, (cis) sexism, heterosexism, and all other forms of oppression. For more information about QPOC, please contact Natasha Cox at nacoxvt.edu@.

Support Group

The LGBT Support Group meetings are a safe space to vent about problems and get advice about issues in your life, LGBT-related or otherwise.

The meetings are held on Mondays at 8 PM in Squires Student Center. To find out more information contact the moderator, Natasha Cox, at nacoxvt.edu@.

Ground Rules

This is a mutual self-help group, not a therapy group. Hopefully, this group will provide emotional, psychological, and moral support for its members. Each of us are encouraged to participate to whatever extent we feel comfortable. The following ground rules facilitate the development of trust in the group and enable us to share our thoughts and feelings with each other:

  1. Your name (or an alias) and preferred gender pronouns are accepted during each group meeting.
  2. Because confidentiality is essential, we expect that each person will respect and maintain the confidentiality of the group. What is said in the group is not to be repeated or discussed at any other time or place.
  3. We are here to share our own feelings and experiences.
  4. We each share the responsibility for making this group work.
  5. We try to accept people, just as they are, and we avoid making judgments.
  6. We try to give everyone an opportunity to share.
  7. We have the right to speak and the right to remain silent.
  8. We give supportive attention to the person who is speaking and avoid side conversations.
  9. We avoid interrupting. If we do break in, we return the conversation to the person who was speaking.
  10. We have the right to ask questions and the right to refuse to answer.
  11. We do not discuss group members who are not present.
  12. We do not use any form of technology during the group meeting. Exceptions can be made through the approval of the moderator.

Reminder: Silence can be a good thing. It allows people to think and gather the courage to speak.