Eastern Michigan University

Education & Support

Coming Out/Being Out Support Group

(This group does not meet during the Spring and Summer semester. )

During the Fall & Winter semesters we meet weekly. WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00PM in 347 Student Center. Check the calender for room locations.

Coming Out is a lifelong, continuous process. This group welcomes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people to come together and discuss issues regarding coming out, being out, sexuality, identity and other topics. This group will foster a safe space where students can discuss navigating the college campus as an LGBTQ identified person. 

This is a drop-in group - there is no need to call ahead.

Co-Sponsored by: Counseling Services and Your LGBT Resource Center


Trans/Genderqueer Group

This is a student led social support group that gives Transgender and GenderQueer identified individuals a place to meet, socialize, and talk about important issues surrounding the community.

This group is open to anyone who identifies as Transgender and GenderQueer. This group is open to Eastern Michigan University students and surrounding community members. This group is peer led and does not provide professional counseling services. TGQ meets on Fridays at 12:30PM in 347 Student Center.

For more information about the group, please contact: lgbtrc@emich.edu


QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) Collective

MONDAYS @ 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the LGBT Resource Center. This is a student led social support group that gives lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender people of color identified individuals a place to meet socialized and be surrounded by people in the community. This groups is only for people who identify as LGBT+ and are people of color. This is group is peer led and does not provide counseling services.

If you have and questions please contact Tristan Morton tmorton4@emich.edu


LGBT Peer Mentor Program

We are incredibly excited for our second year of the EMU LGBT Peer Mentorship Program. This program is designed to provide a safe space where LGBTQ students can come and talk to other students, on a one-on-one basis. Mentors will help the mentees adjust to life at Eastern Michigan University and the new opportunities and challenges that that might provide. Mentors are there to answer any questions the mentee might have, whether that is regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, or questions of a purely academic nature.  This program will provide a safe, confidential, and affirming space for LGBTQ students to ask questions, get answers, and feel supported.
Do you want an LGBT Mentor at EMU? Complete this application and return it to the RC (354 Student Center).
 If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail lgbtrc@emich.edu or call 487-4149.


Eastern Pride & Identity Coalition (EPIC)

EPIC is a group of students, faculty, staff and community members who have a passion for educating our community about LGBT issues. We serve as a panel of individuals representing our own belief, faith, culture, background, family and values. With each voice we go into classrooms, EMU and community events, to talk about our experiences in the LGBT community.

WHO can join? YOU can! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ALLY.. Men, women, and gender neutral. Any race, ethnicity, or religion.

WHAT do we talk about? Classroom topics can cover anything from coming out stories, language, health care, LGBT history, family dynamics, religion/spirituality, as well as an open forum Q and A with the students.

To apply to be a part of the coalition: email Joanna at jransdel@emich.edu

To have a panel in your classroom: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EPEC

Reasons to get involved

Make an impact on our communities at EMU.
Talk about important issues in today's society.
Obtain the courage to be an inspiration in everyday life.
Expand your knowledge of people who identify differently than you.
Help others overcome their misunderstandings of our communities.
Brush up on your public speaking skills.
Learn how to answer questions effectively.
Have FUN & make new friends in the process!
Build up your resume!
After the training, how much time you volunteer is up to you. Please do not feel obligated to participate with every panel. You can sign up for presentations and events that fit into your schedule & expertise.

You are the next generation that will help defeat misconceptions in everyday society!



Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center is part of Diversity & Community Involvement