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LGBTQ Student Support & Discussion

This confidential group is open to registered GVSU students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or who may be questioning their sexual or gender identity.  This group aims to be a normalizing experience for each member.  We explore many factors that may be affecting our identities such as stereotypes, family, religion, meeting others, and more. The focus of the group is determined by the needs of its members.  This is not a “coming out” group, but some members may be going through this process. Other members may have been “out” for years but want the opportunity to explore and share experiences/challenges with others who share a similar identity.  Overall, this group helps students figure out “where they fit in.” 

If interested, please contact the University Counseling Center to schedule a short initial meeting with Mark Sampson to determine whether this group is a match for you. Call 616-331-3266 or email Mark directly at 

A commitment to attend each weekly meeting for the semester is also required.