If you or someone you know is questioning or seeking community for their sexual and/or gender identity(ies), check out the LGBTQI Life Affinity Groups. Affinity groups are an opportunity for Vanderbilt students to come together around a shared identity and/or interest they hold. Affinity groups provide an affirming and brave space for individuals to discuss their needs, challenges, and successes. These groups are free and open to Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students. Groups meet on campus and are peer and staff facilitated.
If you are searching for confidential support provided by Psychological & Counseling Center staff, please visit the Psychological & Counseling Center to learn more about the Continuum group.
Vanderbilt QPOC Affinity Group:
QPOC is an Affinity group that seeks to provide space for Queer students of Color on campus. Join us for great conversation, community, and fun!
Vanderbilt Ace/Aro Affinity Group:
The Ace/Aro affinity group seeks to provide a supportive space for people who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrums to discuss their experiences as it relates to navigating both queer and heteronormative spaces.
Vanderbilt TGQ Affinity Group:
TGQ is an affinity group that seeks to provide space to discuss the continuum of gender identity and expression, particularly for students who identify across the Trans spectrum. Join us for conversation, community, fun, and resources no matter how you identify on the gender spectrum!
Vanderbilt Bi/Pan/Fluid Affinity Group: The Bi/Pan/Fluid affinity group seeks to provide a supportive and brave space for people who want to explore bi/pan/fluid or otherwise non-straight/non-heterosexual identities and experiences. Join us for conversation, exploration, and fun!
For more information regarding the specific affinity groups that are offered or if you would like to help start an Affinity Group, contact LGBTQI Life Program Coordinator, Liv Parks (they/them) at firstname.lastname@example.org 615-322-3330, or stop by LGBTQI Life in the K.C. Potter Center.