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Our student organizations are vibrant, active and changing the world. Find support, find community, find your way.

Connect with Student Organizations

You can connect with any and all UCR student organizations by using the UCR Student Organizations Network. You can get in touch with a specific group or browse all the groups at UCR to find one (or many) that you connect with.


Asterisk is a trans* and allies group on the UCR campus created to offer open dicussions on gender identity and expression issues, spread trans* awareness, organize events and programs, and get involved with trans* activisim.

Gamma Rho Lambda

Gamma Rho Lambda's Facebook Page

Gamma Rho Lambda's Website

Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority at UCR is inclusive of all of its members. We offer membership to those with any identity, and those who choose not to identify.Gamma Rho Lambda recognizes the specific challenges that people of all identities, or no identities, face in their development. Our organization helps them meet these challenges with a special focus in helping our members feel comfortable regarding who they are by giving support to them during their young adult years.

If you are Trans-identified, or unsure whether you can join Gamma Rho Lambda, please contact us at so that a Member from Gamma Rho Lambda can show you our Gender Policy. If you are concerned with meeting someone in person, please email us so we can find a way that is comfortable.

La Familia de UCR (LaFa)

LaFa's Facebook Page

LaFa is a Queer/Latina/o student organization that seeks to bridge the gap between the Latina/o and Queer communities and create a safe space of its own to explore, support and educate everyone in imperative issues that affect Queer and Latina/o communities simultaneously. Their goal is to fight for self and group respect while ensuring cultural preservation, community activism, empowerment, and the unrestrained self. Activities include the Queer Latino Youth Conference, which features educational workshops, and Culture Nights at UCR. LaFa was established in 2009.

NAMES and Neighbors

NAMES and Neighbors is a UCR organization of students with diverse sexual and/or gender identities who share ties to North Africa, the Middle East, the Subcontinent, and neighboring countries. This group addresses the intersectionalities of race, ethnicities, nationalities, gender, class, ability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc and the experiences of people who fit those intersections. By providing a safe space for all participants, we garner a sense of community. Names and Neighbors was established in 2013.

Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC)

QTPOC's Facebook Page

QTPOC's mission is to combat racism and prejudices prevalent in the Queer community. Its members are committed to activism and recognizing intersections in identities, as well as social justice movements. It works to create an inclusive space for Queer people of color – socially, politically and environmentally. UCR's QPOC was established in 2007 and is separate from the staff-facilitated Tuesday Talk group of the same name.

Queer Alliance (QA)

Queer Alliance’s Facebook Page

Queer Alliance email:

QA focuses on outreach to high school youth. Its members visit Gay Straight Alliances at local schools and organize special events including the Dragalicious Drag Ball, The Coming Out Monologues and Pride Prom. QA is the longest-running LGBT-focused student organization at UCR and was established in the ‘80s as the Lesbian and Gay Student Union.

Queer Association of Asian and Pacific Islanders (QAAPI)

QAAPI is a student organization that creates a confidential, impartial space for anyone to discuss LGBTQ issues in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. QAAPI strives to promote awareness of the Queer Asian & PAcific Islander community, with a commitment to education, community service, and respect for humanity. For more information, email QAAPI was established in 2013.

Queer Conference Committee (QCC)

QCC was established in 2003 in order to plan that year’s UCLGBTIA Conference and General Assembly. Since then, it has organized the 2006 Western Regional LGBTQIA College Conference and the 2011 National Queer People of Color Conference, both at UCR. This organization is currently not active.

Queer Graduate Caucus of UCR

Queer Graduate Caucus of UCR's Facebook Page

This is an informal network of LGBT graduate students at UCR.

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