One of the main functions of the NC State GLBT Center is to help GLBT and Allied individuals connect and form community. The staff of the Center provides a conduit to various student organizations, coordinates a network for faculty and staff, and keeps alumni engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus. Check out the information below to find the group that’s right for you or visit Get Involved for a full list of student organizations.
For general information or questions about any of our student groups, please contact GLBT Center staff.
Aces and Aros
Aces and Aros is a club serving the needs of students who are questioning, who identify as members of the asexual and/or aromantic communities and their allies at NC State. Interested in joining? Meetings for A-Spec and questioning people to share their experiences and discuss topics related to the community are held bi-weekly on Sunday from 1 pm – 3pm in the GLBT Center or visit Get Involved for contact information.
The purpose of this student organization serves the needs of students who identify along the bisexual/pansexual and biromantic/panromantic spectra and their allies. Bi/Pan provides a safe space for bisexual, pansexual, flexible, queer, curious, or questioning students to feel affirmed, address challenges and build community through networking and solidarity via topic-led discussions and sharing experiences among other students with similar identities. **Bi/Pan will be inactive for Fall 2022 semester, if you are interested in a leadership position on the executive board for Spring 2023 semester, please email Scott Zuber or visit Get Involved for contact information.**
GLBT Community Alliance
GLBT Community Alliance (GLBTCA, pronounced jah-blit-kah) is NC State University’s student group dedicated to promoting equality and unity for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning, and Straight Ally students, faculty, and staff on our campus and in our community. Our goal is to a supportive and proactive via educational and social events for our diverse campus body. The group is a safe and supportive space for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, cultural backgrounds, life stages, and beliefs. Interested in joining? Meetings are held bi-weekly on Thursday from 7 pm – 9 pm in the GLBT Center or visit Get Involved for contact information.
Ultraviolet is a student-run organization serving the needs of sapphic individuals at NC State. Our objective is to create a community for sapphic and questioning students through fun activities, events, and the occasional discussion. Check our calendar for meeting details. Interested in joining? Meetings are held weekly on Friday from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in the GLBT Center or visit Get Involved for contact information.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a professional and social organization for LGBTQ+ students and allies in STEM fields. Various meeting topics, events, and programming focus on aspects of professional development and support as well as community bonding for LGBTQ+ students and allies in STEM majors and entering into STEM fields. Interested in joining? Meetings are held bi-weekly on Thursday from 6 pm – 7 pm in the GLBT Center or visit Get Involved for contact information.
QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) provides a safe space for African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian American, Native American, multi-racial, and communities of color who identify as LGBTQIA+. QTPOC provides a space for students to share their experiences, discuss how their racial/ethnic and GLBT identities influence each other and connect with other students who are navigating multiple communities and what that can mean in terms of feeling welcome, accepted, and included.
QTPOC is a closed group (you must identify as POC and within the LGBT spectrum to participate); if you are interested in joining, please contact Dave Johnson, MSA Interim Director.
The mission of T-Files is to provide a safe space for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning students to explore and affirm their identities, build community, and create a welcoming environment at NC State. Through participation in this confidential support group, students can freely share their experiences, foster positive relationships, and become advocates for one another’s safety, health, and well-being. Interested in joining? Meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesday from 6 pm – 8 pm in Talley Student Union Suite 4270 or check our calendar for meeting details.
T-Files is a closed group (you must identify under the transgender umbrella or be questioning your gender to participate); if you are interested in joining, please contact GLBT Center staff.
Faculty & Staff
Part of the mission of the GLBT Center is to provide ongoing support for GLBT faculty and staff on campus. To fulfill that mission, the GLBT Center coordinates the GLBT Faculty and Staff Network in order to provide an opportunity for GLBT faculty and staff to connect and form community, to supply informal and formal feedback about campus climate, to support and mentor GLBT students, and to connect with prospective GLBT faculty and staff members. For more information about the Network, see GLBT Faculty and Staff Network.
The GLBT Center is actively working to reconnect with NC State’s GLBT Alumni. We hope to be able to connect current students with prospective mentors in their fields, identify possible alumni speakers for our annual Lavender Graduation, find out important information for our GLBT History @ NCSU Archive, and keep our former students updated on all of the amazing things our Center and our students are doing. Want to be added to our alumni listserv? Please email the GLBT Center to let us know.