LGBTQIA+ Resources On Campus

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

OMSA promotes inclusivity and provides support to all students.  Visit their website for an extensive guide to LGBTQIA+ resources on campus and in the Richmond community.  OMSA also offers the following programs and services:

  • Queer Coffee Hour: Stop by the OMSA office on the first Tuesday of every month from 10am-12pm for free coffee and conversations.  
  • LGBTQIA+ Discussion Group: All are welcome at this OMSA-facilitated group which meets Mondays from 2-3:30pm at the Student Commons (Metro Room).  First year students and those new to the LGBTQIA+ community are especially encouraged to attend.
  • LGBTQIA+ at VCU: LQBTQIA+ students looking for additional support can contact Camilla Hill at hillcl2@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0144.
University Counseling Services (UCS)

UCS facilitates Rainbow Group, a weekly LGBTQIA+ support group, that offers a safe space for students to get information, share experiences, and connect with others.

The Wellness Resource Center (The Well)

The Well provides public health outreach and services to all students, including education and inclusive programming on topics such as sexuality, relationship skills, violence prevention, and more.  Scroll to the bottom of their homepage to check out their extensive Events Calendar for the most up-to-date info.  Support groups at the Well addressing sexuality include:

  • Transgender Student Support Group: Tuesdays at 10:30am
  • LGBTQIA Relationship Skills Class: email myoptions@vcu.edu or subscribe to the Well's monthly Self-Care Newsletter (scroll to the bottom of page to subscribe)
  • Survivor Solidarity Hour: Tuesdays at 12:30pm

The Well also staffs a full-time LGBTQIA+ Violence Prevention Specialist and Advocate for students who identify as LGBTQIA+ and have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, gender-based discrimination, and/or stalking.

Other VCU Student Groups