AMALGAM at Penn Dental (A Mosaic of Allies, Lesbians, Gays ï¿½ and More!) is a student-lead LGBTQ Alliance. It's goal is to promote a safe and inclusive atmosphere for community members of all gender expressions and sexualities at Penn Dental Medicine. Activities include social events, visual displays, speaker panels, and community outreach.
Association for Queer International Students (AQIS)
AQIS (Association for Queer International Students) is Penn's only student group catered for the needs of queer students from global backgrounds. We provide mentorship, plan social events, and promote discussion about international queer issues.The acronym AQIS, phonetically pronounced a-ki, means here in Spanish and to whom in French. The pronunciation is also closely related to the term my brother in Arabic and strange in Mandarin.
J-BageL (Jewish Bisexuals, Gays, & Lesbians)
J-BageL is a safe space and social support group for Jewish LGBT undergrad and grad students and their allies. Funded by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, J-BageL has members from Penn and other colleges throughout the Philadelphia area. J-BageL is associated with NUJLS, the National Union of Jewish LGBT Students, a federation of queer Jewish youth.
The Lambda Alliance is the coalition dedicated to the promotion and representation of LGBTQA interests at Penn. By facilitating communication, collaboration, and efficiency among its constituent groups, the wider student and Philadelphia communities, and the University administration, the Lambda Alliance seeks to overcome the barriers facing the LGBTQA student community of today. We represent J-Bagel, Penn Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia, the Queer Christian Fellowship, Queer People of Color, the Queer Student Alliance, Queer Undergraduates in Engineering Science and Technology, and the Wharton Alliance.
Lambda Grads is the umbrella LGBT organization for graduate and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania. We organize a wide range of professional, academic, and community-building programming throughout the year in order to bring about greater awareness to LGBT issues and interests. This is achieved through collaborations with numerous student groups on campus and LGBT groups in greater Philadelphia to create meaningful partnerships and discourse.
Open to students, faculty, and staff of the Law School, Lambda Law meets regularly for social events and political activities. Lambda Law works to represent LGBT concerns in academia and in the wider community, organizes forums, and brings speakers to campus. Go to the website to be added to the listserv. Confidentiality is respected.
Lambda Vets provides support for LGBT and allied students of the Vet School, as well as a connection to the US and Canadian LGVMA organization. It provides a forum for information exchange and social interaction with the goal of fostering a professional climate in which our members can achieve their full potential.
LGBTPM + (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender People in Medicine Plus)
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender People in Medicine is the name of an active advocacy committee within the national American Medical Student Association. Penn's chapter of the student group voted to add "Plus" to the end of the name to include "allies" (non-LGBT individuals who are supportive) and people who self-identify in other ways and feel a connection to the group's mission. A faculty and staff committee has now formed to work closely with the students and to address additional issues.
Nurses PUSH (Nurses at Penn Understanding Sexuality in Healthcare)
Nurses PUSH is Penn's student organization aimed specifically at promoting quality LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) patient care among nursing students and faculty. By promoting better quality care for LGBTQ patients, we actively challenge our own backgrounds and perceptions and evolve into better providers for all patients regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, age, social or economic background.
oSTEM at Penn
oSTEM at Penn is a chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (oSTEM), the national student society dedicated to increasing participation of people who identify with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or ally (LGBTQA) communities in disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
Out for Business (Out4Biz)
Out for Business is Wharton's Graduate Division lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer club for MBA and PhD students, faculty, and staff. We aim to create an open and inclusive community that fosters the development and success of LGBTQ people. Our activities include a wide range of social, professional, and educational events such as the famous annual Rainbow Pub, White Party and Wharton 54, company-sponsored LGBTQ recruiting dinners, diversity and ally trainings, speaker panels, LGBTQ prospective student days, and alumni meet and greets. All LGBTQ individuals and allies who support them are welcome. Please note that we respect the confidentiality for members who request it.
OutEd is the Graduate School of Education's LGBT and ally student group offering support to queer Grad Ed students as well as providing educational opportunities for the school regarding queer issues.
PennAces is a student organization that promotes awareness, education and safety for the asexual community in Philadelphia. Asexuality, not experiencing sexual attraction, is an orientation that is not given enough attention in our society, though 1% of the population openly identifies as asexual. Our goals are to provide a safe space for the asexual community, promote asexual inclusiveness in LGBT spaces, and to educate mainstream America about the complexities of not simply who someone is sexually attracted to, but to what degree that sexual attraction plays in people's lives.
PATH (Penn Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia)
Penn's Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia, PATH, is a SAC recognized group addressing the mutual concerns of Penn's LGBT and athletic communities. By encouraging a dialogue between the groups, we hope to create a safe environment for athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans of all sexual orientations and gender identities. As a group, wealso provide resources for those in the athletic community who wish to come out, and for heterosexual athletes and coaches to receive accurate information about LGBT issues.
Executive Chair Contact: Eliana Yankelev elianaya(a)sas.upenn.edu
Penn Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association (PennGALA)
PennGALA is the officially recognized representative of all of Penn's LGBT alumni and works hard to represent the interests and concerns of our members, both as alumni and as a constituency with a continuing role in University life. We are one of the founding organizations of the Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance, which also includes the Black Alumni Society, the Association of Latino Alumni, the Asian Alumni Network, the Association of Native Alumni, and the James Brister Society. We regularly plan events with our sister organizations and work together with members of the Diversity Alliance on issues that affect our communities. Together, we seek to continue building Penn as an ever more diverse and affirming institution.
Penn LGBT Staff & Faculty Association
Addresses concerns of Penn's LGBT staff and faculty, sponsors social and informational events, and hold meetings periodically. To be added to the listserv, contact the LGBT Center.
PennPRIDE@HUP is an interdisciplinary employee-based resource group comprised of individuals at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and their associated networks, who seek to promote excellence in LGBTQ health - including improved patient experience and employee satisfaction. They meet the 3rd of the month at in Dulles 106. For more information LIKE them on Facebook PennPride at HUP.
To be added to the list serve please email them at pennprideatHUP@uphs.upenn.edu .
Penn Q & A
Penn Q&A, the Penn Queer and Asian Society, is dedicatedto providing a safe space for both support and empowerment to meet the needs ofLGBT individuals in the Asian community at Penn. You don't have to be queer orAsian to join but but if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,questioning, or an ally, join Penn Q&A if you're interested in addressingissues of the queer Asian community.
Queer Christian Fellowship
The Queer Christian Fellowship is a supportive community for LGBT Christians and allies who want to talk more about faith and sexuality. QCF aims to be an open space where all people can learn. You don't have to be queer or even out, and you don't have to know everything about being LGBT or about being a person of faith. Our meetings will include group discussions about scripture and current events, as well as social gatherings on campus and around Philadelphia.
Queer Christian Fellowship
QueerDesign hopes to build a community of LGBTQ+ designers in order to create a space of exchange and judgement free collaboration. Aiming to foster discussions about the meaning of diversity, and its intersection with design at Penn and beyond, QueerDesign hopes to connect to existing networks of students and professionals. In addition, the organization will explore a number of facets of queer culture and history, specifically within the realm of design. At Penn, QueerDesign will partner with other groups on campus to curate a variety of social, educational, and professional events. Finally, this organization will look beyond Penn for outreach opportunities within the larger queer community of Philadelphia.
Queer Muslims and Allies at Penn (QMAP)
Queer Muslims and Allies at Penn is a student group aimed at providing support for Penn's LGBTQIA Muslim community and allies.
QPoC (Queer People of Color)
Queer People of Color (QPOC) seeks to address issues that pertain to individuals who identify simultaneously as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) and as the persons of color by providing a social space and general support for them. QPOC also aims to create an environment that encourages the discussion of pertinent issues at Penn and to support queer persons of color throughout Philadelphia. Our events hope to foster awareness about the issues and concerns affecting LGBTQ students of color.
QSP2 is a group created to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) students and allies at the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2). The group's purpose is to create a safer and more accountable space and to increase education and awareness around issues affecting LGBTQ communities. QSP2 strives to increase visibility of the organization and its goals and values through collaboration with other groups within the University-wide network of LGBTQ organizations at the University of Pennsylvania.
QSA (Queer Student Alliance)
QSA provides a safe space where students can feel free to be who they are and receive support from other students. We build queer community at Penn by holding General Body Meetings (GBMs) at the LGBT Center and hosting social events on campus.
The Wharton Alliance is the first LGBT pre-professional undergraduate organization in the Ivy League. We are dedicated to educating Penn undergraduates about the opportunities that exist in the business world for LGBT students. We achieve this by fostering a community among like-minded peers and by connecting them to professions and firms that embrace diversity. Through ambitious programming and other activities, Wharton Alliance seeks to make its membership competitive for top positions in the professional world.