Groups and Alliances
Queer life at Brandeis continues to be vibrant. Show your pride by joining one or more groups.
Queer People of Color Coalition
The Queer People of Color Coalition addresses issues at the convergence of gender, sexuality and race. Considering other phenomena such as class status, nationality and ethnicity, the organization strives to understand how various social, economic and political phenomena complicate notions of race and queer identity.
Shalem is a queer Jewish social group, affiliated with both Triskelion and Hillel, that is open to all expressions of identity, religion, sexuality and gender. Meets every other Wednesday from either 8-9 p.m. or 9-10 p.m. in the Hillel Lounge at the Usdan Student Center.
TransBrandeis meets regularly to discuss transgender issues and life on campus. The group was instrumental in developing a gender-inclusive housing program and creating gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus. Meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Rainbow Room at the Gender and Sexuality Center (Usdan G-069).
TriskelionTriskelion is the university's oldest organization dedicated to the support and enrichment of Brandeis’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community. The group seeks to foster and perpetuate an environment, both within Brandeis and the greater community, of acceptance, support, understanding and equality with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. This is accomplished through advocacy, activism, social events and creating and maintaining "safe spaces," as well as both referring to and utilizing other relevant campus resources.
Brandeis Queer Graduate Student Union
The Brandeis Queer Graduate Student Union provides opportunities to build community among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex and asexual graduate student population at Brandeis. The organization hosts events to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ graduate students on campus and creates social spaces that promote and engage in community.
Faculty and Staff
Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance
The Brandeis Faculty and Staff Pride Alliance is dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied members at Brandeis in their professional and community roles. The organization is open to all faculty and staff who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community or wish to be part of the peer network that supports the LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Meets monthly in the Gender and Sexuality Center.