The GSC’s Affiliate Program offers applications for advising of a group by GSC staff, as well as the use of the GSC conference room (when available) to host Affiliate group meetings and programs. These groups that are officially associated with the GSC are listed on this page have the support of the GSC in many ways: groups are advised by GSC staff, meetings and events are promoted on the GSC calendar and weekly bulletin, and often take the opportunity offered by the GSC to use the space and conference room to host such meetings and events.
If your group would like to apply to be a GSC Affiliate, please submit this application. A GSC staff member will contact you shortly thereafter to follow up about your application.
This webpage lists the most up-to-date information that the Gender & Sexuality Center has access to from these orgs, however, student organizations go through leadership changes semesterly and yearly, and their response times can vary or they will use social media as their preferred mode of communication. If you know more up-to-date information about an org, please let us know. Also, if you don’t hear back from these orgs in a week or so, please email email@example.com and we will try to find another way to contact the org for you
Austin Bi+ Collective
Black Queer & Trans Collective
Black Queer & Trans Collective (or BQTC) is a student organization that aims to build community, provide mentorship opportunities, and promote mental and physical wellbeing through events that center Black LGBTQIA individuals.
Black Women Wellness Organization
The Black Women Wellness Organization is dedicated to providing a safe space for Black women, non-binary people, and femmes on campus. We do this by hosting various wellness events, workshops, film-screenings, etc. that focus on the intersectional issues our community may face.
- Do you identify as ace/aro? Are you looking for a cool group, a safe space, or a bunch of friends? You’re in luck! We can’t wait to meet you! embrACE is a student group for individuals identifying with identities under the asexual and aromantic umbrellas to met each other and provide support and validation for each other. Low commitment weekly social meetings to hang out, discuss ace/aro issues, and have a safe space to be ourselves.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Discord: https://discord.com/invite/TQ56HTD
- The Engineering LGBQTies exist to provide a safe space for discussion, support, and community among LGBTQ+ students, especially in the school of engineering. We host socials and meetings to build community among each other, and to discuss LGBTQ+ issues in general and within the Cockrell school. We are now starting to hold some professional and outreach events as well!
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: TexasLGBQTies
- Twitter: @TexasLGBQTies
eQual MBAs at McCombs
- eQual MBAs at McCombs exists to foster and support the LGBT and ally community within the graduate business school community. We also hope to broaden our connection with other LGBT and ally student groups across campus.
- Contact us for more information about this group!
- Email: eQualMBAs@mccombs.utexas.edu
Feminist Action Project
- Student group devoted to intentional intersectional gender justice. Have feminist discussions, plan a giant feminist conference and help us make rad feminist zines!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out our Facebook page!
- Check out our blog! You can find the archive of FAP’s “Musings of a #lonelyfeminist” Zine here too.
- Instagram: @feministactionproject
Feminist Latinx Organization Empowering Society (FLORES)
- FLORES is about embracing and learning about Latinx feminism and express the importance it’s needed in today’s society. We are an inclusive service-oriented organization with a focus on aiding local and global Latinx movements and feminist issues. Some of our future events include volunteering in East Austin and mentoring elementary school students, holding fundraisers for global feminist issues, and educating and informing UT students about the importance of Latinx matters.
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @tejasflores_
Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL)
- The University of Texas’ Tau chapter of Gamma Rho Lambda is the school’s first and only all-inclusive LGBTQIA social Greek organization. We strive to be a safe and fun space for anyone interested in being a part of our family and learning more about themselves and the LGBTQ+ community.
- Check the calendar at the beginning of every semester for rush dates and information via Hornslink!
Gender Minorities in Physics (GMIP)
- Gender Minorities in Physics is an academic organization that aims to promote equity and equality within physics. GMIP focus on women and LGBTQIA+ folks within physics because, unfortunately, women and other minorities are still marginalized within the physics community. GMIP provides members with a supportive community where they can share their experiences, advice, and ideas. Additionally, GMIP provides outreach opportunities both within UT and the greater Austin area as well as resources for career development to ensure our member’s success.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Join our Facebook group!
GSC Student Leadership Committee (SLC)
- The Student Leadership Committee’s mission is to spread the word about the GSC on campus, to be a student voice of the GSC, to spread awareness of the GSC as a women’s center, and to promote intersectionality and awareness in the space.
- SLC interest form!
- iPride at UT Austin is a student-run organization for supporting LGBTQ2IA+ students within the School of Information. We do this through social events to build community and advocating for equity and inclusion within the department. Students from other departments, Faculty, Staff, and Allies, are welcome!
Libre Latinés (LiLa) is an organization designed to be specifically by and for people at the intersections of LGBTQIA+ and Latiné identities on campus! This student organization provides a space for LGBTQIA+ folks with roots in Central American, South American, Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican identities, including people Indigenous to these cultures to build community, identify past, present, and future needs, and brainstorm strategies for making UT a better place for LGBTQIA+ Latiné folks. LiLa offers a place to connect with other people with these lived experiences to connect through storytelling, advocacy, shared food, discussions, organizing, and learning. Sign up for updates from LiLa by filling out their interest from here, or find the next LiLa event on the GSC Calendar
Lotus Project aims to develop connection, community, healing, and understanding among Asian and Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American women and LGBTQIA+ people. Additionally, the project aims to connect individuals with resources and tools to build communities, coalition, and solidarity with the Black, Latiné/x, Indigenous/Native Americans, LGBTQIA+, disabled, undocumented, women, and other marginalized communities, including those who share those intersections. When we say “Asian,” we refer to Pacific Islander, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, and East Asian communities. In the Asian community, there are 48+ different ethnicity and over 300+ languages and dialects. We believe any level of Asian and intersectional identities must be included to have an authentic representation within the communities.
Minority Women Pursuing Law
- Founded in 2003, the purpose of UT’s Minority Women Pursuing Law (MWPL) is to unite and motivate minority women who are interested in law, justice, and obtaining a law degree. Our organization aims to help prepare members not only for admissions but also the types of experiences to expect during and after law school. We aspire to create long-lasting networks of minority women that will benefit everybody at each step of the way. We do this by offering lots of engagements (where we have speakers who are often minority women come to tell us about their experiences/offer advice/sometimes become mentors!), law school tours, courthouse tours, LSAT Workshops, socials, volunteering events, and our mentorship program!MWPL affirms that the term minority encompasses a wide range of identities pertaining to gender, sexuality, religion, race, ethnicity, disabilities, socioeconomic status, and more. We provide an inclusive space for anyone to find community, access resources they may not have had access to, and learn more about the pre-law journey.
- Website: https://www.minoritywomenpursuinglaw.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @mwplaw
- Twitter: @MWPLaw
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists at the University of Texas at Austin
- We aim to be an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ journalists and their allies. We want to learn together about how fairly and accurately cover LGBTQ+ issues in the media. We also aim to make a space for our community in the news, media and communications industries through promoting inclusion, education and professional development of young LGBTQ journalists. Most importantly, we hope our members will be able to create friendships and connections with peers and professionals.
- Website: https://texasnlgja.wixsite.com/txnlgja
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tx_nlgja/
Neuroqueer Diversity Group
- Group for neurodiverse queer students to come together with the purpose of empowering each other, engaging in community bonding, and pursuing various acts of advocacy in and around campus but also we’re usually very chill and double as a great place to play games and do homework.
- Email: email@example.com
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) at UT Austin exists to provide a supportive community for LGBTQ+ students interested in STEM. We host study nights, book club meetings, coding workshops, and socials to celebrate important queer dates and more!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Texas_oSTEM
- OUTLaw is a social and political organization designed to raise awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Through a number of activities, including panel discussions and guest lectures, OUTLaw examines the intersection of sexual orientation, gender and the law and provides a forum within the law school to discuss matters of importance to LGBT law students and their friends.
- Email: email@example.com
Outletes and Allies
- Founded in November of 2018. Outletes was created as a safe space for all LGBTQIA+ student-athletes and allies at the University of Texas at Austin. Outletes partner with local LGBTQ+ businesses and nonprofits to help give back to our community. They are here and queer and very proud. Join them at one of their next monthly meetings!
- Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out their website: utoutletes.wixsite
- Check out their Instagram-utoutletes
- Check out their Twitter- @toutletes
- Check out their Facebook-UT Outletes and Allies
- OUTreach is a student-created and student-led organization on campus dedicated to providing opportunities for service work in the Austin area and social engagement in a safe space with other members of the LGBTQ+ community. We host a monthly general meeting which includes time to socialize with fellow members as well as hear from an educational speaker, as well as several volunteering events as well as social events per semester.
- Website: https://linktr.ee/texasoutreach
- Email: email@example.com
- Q++ is a student run organization out of the department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. Our mission is promoting the academic success, social enrichment and community building for LGBTQIA people in tech at UT. Q++ fosters deep connections through our mentorship program, enhances learning through our study sessions and provides a place for students to be themselves at our socials.
- Website: texasqpp.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/861814657533170/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer Business Student Association (QBSA)
- The Queer Business Student Association is an organization that provides LGBTQIA+ students with an open environment for networking opportunities through corporate interaction and community-building events. Students will learn about career opportunities within various industries and ultimately work towards ending discrimination in the workplace and promoting equality and representation of our community.
- Email: email@example.com
Queer Graduate Student Association (QGSA)
- The Queer Grad student Alliance is an agency UT’s Graduate Student Assembly. QGSA seeks to promote community across the entire UT campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning graduate students and their allies. They seek to provide social events and other relevant programming to give graduate students the opportunity to connect outside of their individual colleges.
- Visit our website for more information.
- Check out our Facebook page!
Queer Policy Coalition
- The Queer Policy Coalition, formerly Pride Policy Alliance, is an inclusive LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally) organization that aims to increase the visibility of LGBTQ issues at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, educate our peers, and advocate for policies that advance equality at the LBJ School, the University of Texas at Austin, and the greater Austin community. The Queer Policy Coalition organizes social, advocacy, and educational events throughout the semester.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out our Facebook page!
Queer Pre-Health Association (QPHA)
- The Queer Pre-Health Association (QPHA) is an activist and social organization committed to connecting and supporting queer pre-health students and increasing queer representation within health professions.
- Email: email@example.com
Queer Medical Association (QMA)
- The Queer Medical Association (QMA) is an activist and social organization committed to connecting and supporting queer graduate healthcare students and professionals, advancing equity for queer patients, and addressing the broader needs of queer communities.
- Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/qma/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queer & Trans Black Indigenous People of Color Agency (QTBIPOCA)
- QTBIPOCA exists to contribute to the self-empowerment, education, and visibility of the issues of Queer & Trans Black Indigenous People of Color and our associated communities at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Email: email@example.com
Queer and Trans Student Alliance (QTSA)
- QTSA, an agency of The University of Texas at Austin Student Government, exists to foster leadership within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities at the university. In addition to advocating for LGBTQ students and hosting community-wide events, the Alliance frequently works with other LGBTQ and social justice organizations at the university to provide a wide variety of opportunities to get involved.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out our Facebook page!
- Check out our Website!
- Silk Club is an Austin-based organization for self-identified Asian women, non-binary, and genderqueer folks to collaborate on projects that celebrate our experiences. Our space is committed to validating and empowering a multiplicity of identities, building creative opportunities, and fostering connections between different Asian communities.
- Email: email@example.com
- Visit our website for more information.
- Check out our Facebook page!
Strings & Things
- Strings N’ Things is a knitting, crochet, and embroidery club where members enjoy one another’s company and help each other improve. Beginners are welcome!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @stringsnthingsutaustin
- Twitter: @StringsUT
Texas Orange Jackets
- Texas Orange Jackets is one of UT’s oldest honorary service and spirit organizations with a membership of women and nonbinary individuals. We seek to better The University and the City of Austin, to empower everyone to be leaders in their respective communities, and to promote a lifelong pursuit of the four core tenets: service, leadership, scholarship, and community. Members of Texas Orange Jackets serve as official hosts for The University of Texas at Austin.
- Contact: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/txorangejackets/
Texas Rising at UT Austin
- Texas Rising at UT Austin is a progressive nonpartisan political group whose goal is to civically engage students on issues such as LGBTQ+ liberties, voting rights, and public education. We register voters, grassroots lobby, and advocate on behalf of progressive issues. Through the Texas Rising program, we aim to give leadership training to aspiring young student activists so they have the tools to effectively organize their communities on behalf of progressive issues.
- Check out our Facebook page!
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texrisingut/
- Trans Thursdays is an informal weekly meet-up that provides space for trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, bigender, genderfluid, intersex, and gender questioning students at UT Austin to build community.
- Contact the GSC to join our listserv. firstname.lastname@example.org
- We meet every Thursday during the fall & spring semesters from 11:30am-1pm! Check out the GSC calendar to join our next meeting.
(un)Jaded is a mental health and service organization intended to destigmatize mental health and encourage social advocacy amongst the AAPI community. (un)Jaded recognizes the need for a culturally aware space that is committed to celebrating Asian identities, addressing intersectional issues including those relating to gender and sexuality, and promoting greater community involvement.
Voices Against Violence Student Org
- VAV’s sponsored student organization is open to any enrolled student at UT Austin. The VAV Student Org plans events during Relationship Violence Prevention Month (October) and Sexual Violence Prevention Month (April), including our annual survivor speak-outs: Breaking the Silence and Take Back the Night. Students organize volunteers during events and promote events and campaigns on campus via class announcements, social media and tabling on campus. We host conversations about current examples of interpersonal violence cases and prevention during our meetings.
- Learn more and join via the Facebook group: www.tinyurl.com/vavstudentorg
Women in Medicine (WIM)
- Women in Medicine supports the professional interests of women at UT pursuing careers in health-related fields. This organization unites future doctors, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, and researchers. We host group volunteering events, trips to medical and other professional schools, charity events, and opportunities to converse with health professionals throughout the year.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://wimutaustin.wixsite.com/website
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wim_ut/
Women’s Resource Agency (WRA)
- WRA is an agency of Student Government that promotes feminism and inclusivity through discussion, advocacy, and fundraising while connecting women to campus resources.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/utsg.wra/
Women of Excellence (WOE)
- Texas Women of Excellence (WOE) is an honorary organization that connects first and second-year students (Buds) with well-established leaders (Orchids) at UT Austin. Founded on the tiers of diversity, leadership, mentorship, professionalism, and service, our core principle is to increase the visibility of women and non-binary individuals in leadership around campus by building confidence in their ability to achieve amazing things at the University of Texas and beyond.
- By application only. Email us for more information! texasWOE@gmail.com