Eight members of CampGrrl pose together in front of a backdrop that reads, “NYULGBTQ+.”

  • NYU is home to eight student-run LGBTQ+ clubs that provide a safe space for students to learn, grow, and have fun.
  • Clubs cover everything, from activism and community building to religion and spirituality.
  • LGBTQ+ clubs call the NYU LGBTQ+ Center home.

NYU’s student-led LGBTQ+ clubs offer a sense of community, belonging, and home for the University’s LGBTQ+ students and their allies. While each club has its own unique focus, they all provide students with a safe space to learn, grow, and have fun. Below, we dive deeper into NYU’s LGBTQ+ clubs.

Make Friends from the Start

The adjustment from high school to college can be a challenge. For Catherine Chen, joining an LGBTQ+ club during her first semester helped ease the transition. “Building a social community when you first get here gives you the confidence to go out and forge your way through all the exciting professional and academic opportunities ahead,” she says. Catherine, who majored in Chemistry at the College of Arts and Science (CAS), is the former president of CampGrrl, a club for queer students of marginalized genders. “LGBTQ+ clubs are a great place to make friends and help make NYU feel a little smaller,” she concludes.

Something for Everyone

All are welcome at NYU’s LGBTQ+ clubs. Want to learn more about activism and community building? Join Queer Union. Have questions about religion or spirituality? Check out QFaith. Some clubs give students the chance to learn about specific topics, while others are a place to have fun and grow together. For example, when Margot Delery, a Psychology major at CAS, joined T-Party, a club for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming students, it was life-changing. “I’d never seen a room filled with trans people. In fact, I’d never been in a space where I was normal and blended in with the crowd,” says Margot, who served as the club’s president. “It’s amazing. When I first started going, I’d never seen that many trans people at once. Now I have. Many times. And it’s all because of T-Party.”

Four buttons about gender pronouns.

Support from NYU’s LGBTQ+ Center

While these clubs are student-run and student-led, they’re housed within the NYU LGBTQ+ Center. As a result, each club has access to the resources it needs to succeed. “A big part of the center’s mission is education and service,” adds Catherine. “It’s helpful to be a part of a community where people both acknowledge the problems you face and give you the tools to address those problems, help others, and uplift one another. Our clubs are a great place to meet people. Also, they’re a great place to learn, lead, and serve.”

The lobby of the NYU LGBTQ+ Center.
NYU is currently home to eight LGBTQ+ student-led clubs:

Aces & Aros
For people who identify across the asexual or aromantic spectrum and their allies

For queer students of marginalized genders and their allies

New Masculinities
An inclusive community dedicated to the redefinition and exploration of masculinity

A multifaith club for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to discuss religion, faith, and spiritual beliefs

Queer Grads
For LGBTQ+ graduate students and their allies

Queer Union
For queer activism, education, and community building

For LGBTQ+ students of color and their allies

For transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming students and their allies

Kelly McHugh-Stewart is a Senior Writer and Strategist for NYU’s University Relations and Public Affairs Office of Marketing Communications, where she seeks out and enjoys telling stories that help people understand the world through a new lens. Kelly holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University. Her reporting and personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, CNN Opinion, and Sports Illustrated, among others.