One of the main functions of the NC State GLBT Center is to help GLBT and Allied individuals connect and form community. The staff of the Center advises and supports student organizations, coordinates a network for faculty and staff, and keeps alumni engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus. Check out the information below to find the group that’s right for you.
GLBT CommUNITY Alliance
The primary organization at NC State for GLBT and Allied students is the GLBT CommUNITY Alliance (GLBTCA) which meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Talley 3285. For more information about GLBTCA or their upcoming events, see GLBTCA Facebook or the GLBTCA webpage.
The mission of T-Files is to provide a safe space for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning students to explore and affirm their identities, build community, and create a welcoming environment at NC State. Through participation in this confidential support group, students can freely share their experiences, foster positive relationships, and become advocates for one another’s safety, health, and well-being. T-Files meets monthly. Check our calendar for meeting details.
T-Files is a closed group (you must identify under the transgender umbrella or be questioning your gender to participate); if you are interested in joining, please contact Andy DeRoin.
QTPOC (Queer and Transgender People of Color) is a bi-monthly meeting that provides a safe space for African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Native American, multi-racial, and communities of color who identify as GLBT. QTPOC provides a space for students to share their experiences, discuss how their racial/ethnic and GLBT identities influence each other, and connect with other students who are navigating multiple communities and what that can mean in terms of feeling welcome, accepted, and included. QTPOC is a closed group (you must identify as POC and within the GLBT spectrum to participate); if you are interested in joining, please contact Preston Keith.
out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a professional organization for GLBT students in STEM fields. The NC State chapter is part of the national professional organization. oSTEM meets monthly. Check our calendar for meeting details. Want to know more about oSTEM? Feel free to email oSTEM.
AcePack is an interest group serving the needs of students who are questioning, who identify as members of the asexual and/or aromantic communities and their allies at NC State. Acepack meets twice a month on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Want to know more about AcePack? Contact Preston Keith.
Bi/Pan @ NCSU
Bi/Pan @ NCSU is an interest group serving the needs of students who identify along the bi/pan sexual or romantic spectra and their allies. Bi/Pan @ NCSU meets twice a month on Mondays at 7 p.m. and provides a safe space for bisexual, pansexual, flexible, queer, curious or questioning students to feel affirmed, address challenges and build community through networking and solidarity via topic-led discussions and sharing experiences among other students with similar identities. Want to know more about Bi/Pan @ NCSU? Contact Andy DeRoin.
Part of the mission of the GLBT Center is to provide ongoing support for GLBT faculty and staff on campus. To fulfill that mission, the GLBT Center coordinates the GLBT Faculty and Staff Network in order to provide an opportunity for GLBT faculty and staff to connect and form community, to supply informal and formal feedback about campus climate, to support and mentor GLBT students, and to connect with prospective GLBT faculty and staff members. For more information about the Network, click here.
GLBT Alumni Group
The GLBT Center is actively working to reconnect with NC State’s GLBT Alumni. We hope to be able to connect current students with prospective mentors in their fields, identify possible alumni speakers for our annual Lavender Graduation, find out important information for our GLBT History @ NCSU Archive, and keep our former students updated on all of the amazing things our Center and our students are doing. Want to be added to our alumni listserv? Please email the GLBT Center to let us know.