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PLEASE NOTE: The University is implementing a delayed start to the fall semester. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until further notice.

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This weekly newsletter includes upcoming events, meetings, and opportunities across Grounds and the broader community - this is the easiest way to get connected to our programs!

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Our Facebook and Instagram pages are also updated with our programs, events, and additional connections.


Check back here later in Summer 2020 for updates on what volunteering opportunities will look like during the Fall 2020 semester! Contact Alex Winkowski (they/them), Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services (, if you have any questions.

The LGBTQ Center is staffed Monday through Friday by student volunteers. Volunteers work in teams of two to maintain the Center and answer inquiries. Volunteers also work on special projects such as bathroom mapping, developing materials, and producing media.


Every year, student interns work with the Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Student Services and help run some of the major functions of the LGBTQ Center. The internship positions include:

  • Education Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Outreach Intern
  • Programs Intern

The APPLICATION for 2019-2020 interns has closed.  Applications for 2020-2021 will be posted here when they become available.

Community Groups

The LGBTQ Center hosts three community groups that meet multiple times each month during the academic year. E-mail Alex Winkowski (they/them), Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services ( if you have any questions about these groups and getting connected!

Trans/GNC Group

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Gender-Diverse students.

QTPOC Hangout

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Aro/Ace Space

A space to gather in community and uplift the voices of students who are part of the Aromantic- and/or Asexual-spectrum.

UVA LGBTQ+ Organizations

HISE - Hoos for Inclusive Sexual Education - HISE is a group of students advocating for LGBTQIA+ sexual education in public school systems on the local, state, and federal level.

oSTEM at Virginia: oSTEM's purpose is to empower and celebrate LGBTQ+ STEM majors at the University of Virginia through professional and social programs and initiatives.

The Q* Anthology of Queer CultureQ* is a student-run, annual literary magazine and online platform that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art related to LGBTQ (or queer) culture at the University of Virginia.  

Queer Grads: A social group for LGBTQ+  graduate students at the University of Virginia. Each semester, we organize several social events, all of which are open to members as well as friends, significant others, and allies. Our past events have included wine tastings, mixers, happy hours, brunches, and more. For more information, contact Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Student Services.

Queer Student Union (CIO): Facebook page or email at - As the largest LGBTQ group on Grounds, QSU works to educate, represent, and advocate for LGBTQ students' concerns at UVA.

Sigma Omicron Rho (Queer & Allied Gender-Inclusive Fraternity): Facebook page or email at  -- ΣΟΡ is U.Va.'s only LGBTQ and Allied Gender-Inclusive Fraternity, whose mission is to promote LGBTQ visibility, friendship, social events, service, awareness, and pride.

UVA Pride (LGBT Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Network)


UVA Academic School Organizations

Lambda Law Alliance (UVA School of Law)Facebook Page

Pride at Darden

qMD (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies organization at the UVA School of Medicine)

qRN: an LGBTQ+ organizaiton for UVA Nursing students. Please contact Tyler Gaedecke (


The Serpentine Society (LGBTQ+ alumni network at UVA)

Additional Email Listservs

QSU News: The Queer Student Union’s weekly bulletin of meetings and events.

QSU Chat: Chat group for queer students.

SOR Interest List: For updates about Sigma Omicron Rho open events and recruitment. Contact to be added.

UVA Pride: Mailing list for UVA’s LGBT faculty & staff group.