Ace Space is a new org. on campus which has been established as a safe space for anyone who identifies on the asexual spectrum or who is interested in learning more about ace communities and how to support them; we also act as a resource for the ace community at Cal and work to spread awareness of asexuality both on the Cal campus and in the Berkeley community.
Cal Queer and Asian (Cal Q&A)
Cal Q&A was established to provide a space for safety, support, and empowerment and to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals interested in queer and Asian topics. The intersectionality of being queer and Asian is the main focus of this organization, but this applies to many aspects of society and American culture.
Cal Q&A was founded a decade ago on the UC Berkeley campus as a student organization dedicated to the intersectionality of the Queer and Asian identities. Through weekly meetings, various monthly events, and our annual conference, Cal Q&A acts as a safe space, social group, and support network for any and every student on the UC Berkeley campus.
We meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Check our website below for updated meeting locations!
Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance
The Cal Student Athlete Gay-Straight Alliance (SAGSA) aims to fight the stigma of being LGBT+ identified in NCAA Athletics through community outreach, education, and awareness.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CalSAGSA
Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL)
Gamma Rho Lambda (ΓΡΛ) is an all-inclusive, queer & ally sorority that seeks to provide a social, professional, and academic support system for queer and allied individuals of all identities. As both an MCGC sorority and queer organization, GRL seeks to bridge the gap between the Greek and queer communities on campus by challenging misconceptions of Greek life and queer life. Gamma Rho Lambda is the nation’s first queer & ally social sorority.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UC-Berkeley-Gamma-Rho-Lambda/145562852188752
IGenSpectrum is a student organization at Berkeley Physics Department run by LGBT+ graduate students and allies. Our mission is to improve workplace climate for LGBT+ students and faculty member in our department, which will enhance recruitment, retention and productivity. We want to demystify LGBT+ role in science and society, show LGBT+ high school and undergraduate students that science is a viable career path, and create an more inclusive work environment for all minorities in the physical sciences.
QAPPA seeks to achieve LGBTQIA+ health equity through the academic, professional, and social development of its members, many of whom are pursuing futures in healthcare and medicine. We hope to foster a sense of mutual understanding and community among students who are queer, allies, both, and/or other through outreach and allyship, tackling LGBTQI+ health disparities and social justice issues in medicine.
Q-Jew provides an opportunity for individuals that are a part of both the Jewish and LGBT community to congregate. It serves as a safe space for queer Jews on campus as well as allies, questioning individuals, or anyone who is interested in exploring Judaism through queer, abstracted, and alternative spiritual lenses. Q-Jew will offer the Jewish community at Cal these opportunities through discussion, dialogue, social events, educational programming, and general support for the needs of the Queer Jewish community. Q-Jew hopes to give voice to students who feel marginalization or exclusion by more institutionalized manifestations of traditional Judaism.
Oscar Wilde House
Oscar Wilde House, the nation’s first LGBTQIA+ and queer themed student cooperative, is a mural-covered 23-bedroom mansion located at 2410 Warring St., a few blocks away from campus, nestled between frats and sororities. Our 38 residents (and around 10 boarders) make the house run by doing a few hours of workshift a week: cooking, cleaning, or managing some aspect of the house. We host workshops for our members, fundraisers for other organizations, and open parties a few times a semester.
Address: 2410 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94704
oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit, LGBTQ-affirming corporation whose mission is to:
- Provide services and support for students of sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia.
- Provide education, outreach, and professional resources to high school students.
- Actively recruit and address the needs of diverse groups within the LGBTA community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to gender and ethnic background.
Out For Business
Out For Business is a student organization seeking to foster diversity, inclusiveness, and a strong sense of community for LGBTQIA undergraduates interested in the fields of business, consulting, banking, marketing, management, and similar industries through developing, inspiring, and connecting the next generation of professionals.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Out4Business/
Queer Alliance and Resource Center
The Queer Alliance and Resource Center (QARC) was formed in 2007 by a Senate Bill written by Gregory Stevens and Senator Corey Jackson and sponsored by Senator Corey Jackson. QARC was formerly the Queer Resource Center and Queer Alliance.
QARC works to maintain rooms 414 and 416 (located on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union) as safe spaces to all Cal students and as useful resources to student groups who use the space for their gatherings. As the oldest queer organization on campus, we receive the largest amount of funding among all queer groups. With these funds we purchase safe sex supplies for our communities, maintain our safe spaces on campus, and most importantly, provide an extra avenue of funding for other queer organizations’ programming.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queer-at-Berkeley/370946809638662
The Cal Queer Grads association serves the LGBT graduate student population at Berkeley. We organize social events and other outings, advertise relevant local goings-on, and otherwise provide a base of support for the queer grad student community.
Email: Join firstname.lastname@example.org through lists.berkeley.edu
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lavendergradsberkeley/
Queer Straight Union (QSU)
Queer Student Union (QSU) is an organization for graduate and undergraduate students that strives to provide a “safe space” where every individual can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, and/or violence that occur because of who they are. We will achieve these results by empowering and motivating students and student/community leaders to end inequalities that exist at Cal and in our society.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/QSUberkeley/
Sigma Epsilon Omega (SEO)
Sigma Epsilon Omega (SEO) is UC Berkeley’s first and only gay and queer fraternity. Founded in 2007 it continues to uphold its core values of Strength, Equality, and Opportunity while at the same time challenging the idea of what it means to be a member of the Greek Community at Cal. It provides students of all sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions a community of respect and acceptance, and also opportunities for personal and social growth.
T-Cal: A Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Space at Cal
T-Cal is a group that seeks to address the spectrum of gender and gender expression, especially for students, staff and faculty who may identify across the transgender spectrum at UCB. Join us for conversation, community, and resources!
The Unity House Theme Program is unique to Berkeley and is a pioneer in its focus on gender and sexuality, and gender inclusive living options. Our academic seminar offers both a theoretical study of gender and sexuality and an outlet to share individual experiences. We participate in socials, community outreach and activities, event planning, and have meaningful interactions with faculty and staff.
Young Queers United for Empowerment!
Young Queers United for Empowerment (YQUE!) is a student-led group for those who identify as both queer and Latinx. The group focuses on providing a safe space for dialogue on intersecting identities, creating a social environment, and being an active part of campus conversations on queer and Latinx issues.
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/YQUEdeUCB
“Zawadi’ is Swahili for ‘gift.’ This name was chosen in recognition of the fact that each of us is a precious gift to our families, our communities, and to the world. This group is a social, academic and political networking organization for LGBT and Same Gender Loving students, alumni, faculty, staff and post-docs of African Ancestry* at UC Berkeley. We are interested in increasing visibility and understanding of the Black LGBT experience at Cal (UCB) and beyond. Allies of African Ancestry Welcome.
*African Ancestry (African American, Multi Racial, Afro Caribbean, Black, bi racial,….you get the picture..the diaspora)