LGBTQ Initiatives

The Center for Belonging and Social Change’s LGBTQ Initiatives supports and advocates for the unique academic and social needs of students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and any others with a minoritized sexual orientation, romantic orientation, or gender identity (LGBTQIA+) across Ohio State.

We nurture reflective thought and provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all members of campus to explore issues related to sexual and gender identity, learn more about LGBTQIA+ communities, and engage students in meaningful experiences that promote allyship and inclusion.

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For additional information about programs services, please contact Ari Grubaugh.

 Signature Events

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Note: The following groups are not an appropriate forum to fulfill class requirements for projects, papers, or other assignments. To find a program that could work for a class assignment, check out our calendar for anything that has a title followed by “DICE.”

Education and Training

The Center for Belonging and Social Change offers the following workshops related to LGBTQ identities:

  • LGBTQ 101 -- 1 hour

  • Pronouns 101 -- 1 hour
  • Trans 101 -- 1.5 hours

  • Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Classrooms -- 2 hours

  • Safe Zone -- 2.5 hours

Open sessions of the above workshops are scheduled throughout the year, both virtually and in-person. For information on open sessions, check out our page on Gender and Sexual Orientation Workshops. Workshops are also available by request for groups. To request a virtual workshop, email Ari at To request an in-person workshop, email Erin at All LGBTQ workshops are eligible for DICE program credit.


The LGBTQ at OSU website ( is Ohio State’s one-stop resource for LGBTQ+ Buckeyes and allies. Resources include: