Welcome to the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
The mission of First-year Queer Alliance is to support first-year LGBTQIA+ and allied students to develop strategies for a successful first year by creating a connection to GVSU, the LGBT Resource Center, and the queer and allied community.
Through participating in FQA, students will…
- be acclimated and connected to the GVSU community and the LGBT Resource Center
- be empowered to lead authentic lives
- learn skills to build lasting healthy relationships
- develop strategies for a successful first year
FQA meets Wednesdays at 8pm in the LGBT Resource Center, 1161 Kirkhof.
The mission of Loud & Queer is to empower second-year and beyond LGBT and allied students to lead authentic lives, to challenge systems of gender and sexuality, and to work for social justice by fostering a community of learning, celebration and solidarity.
L&Q is for LGBTQIA+ and allied students who are interested in building community, connecting with the LGBT Resource Center and exploring how the systems of gender and sexuality impact their lived experiences.
Through participation in L&Q students will…
- connect to the LGBT Resource Center
- build community with peer students
- learn skills for self-care, healthy relationships, academic success and life after graduation
- develop a greater understanding of the systems of gender and sexuality
L&Q meets Wednesdays at 9pm in the LGBT Resource Center.
T2: Trans & Non-binary Student Group
This weekly group is a place for Trans and Non-binary students, as well as anyone who is questioning or exploring their gender, to safely and freely express themselves.
Meetings include discussions, games, educational sessions and community building.
T2 meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.
Ace of Clubs: Asexual & Aromantic Student Group
This is a group for all GVSU students who identify on the asexual or aromantic spectrums.
Meetings include discussion, activities, and an overall supporting community.
Ace of Clubs meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.
The Queer & Trans Study Collective (QTSC)
Open to all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in exploring topics and texts related to queer and trans theory. QTSC reading selections will be co-determined by participants and may include texts drawn from social sciences, literature, fine arts, philosophy, cinema and media studies, popular culture, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, history, cultural studies, and others. Prior exposure to queer and trans theory is helpful but not required.
QTSC meets on the Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.
From the website:
"GVSU features the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center. The Center is staffed by a full-time director, assistant director and program coordinator. Added to the staff are a graduate assistant, 6 student aids, and a 23-member advisory council. With a vision that includes a strong focus on social justice the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center leaders believe that 'the current economic system does not serve the interests of the majority of people and that economic justice must be part of all our social justice work for the future'".